Sarah is an organisational developer and senior arts management professional with 20 years experience in major national organisations. She has been the executive lead on the £30m capital redevelopment project for Mountview - one of the top 5 drama schools in the UK - and was previously a member of the senior team at the Royal Court Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, supporting both capital projects and leading organisational change. Sarah has worked predominantly in the arts undertaking strategic, management, operational and trustee roles across the charitable, voluntary and commercial sectors. She is currently working in the higher education sector, but also has extensive experience of working with biomedical research charities Wellcome Trust and the Francis Crick Institute. Sarah is an artist, and in recent years developed an applied practice bringing creative approaches to organisational development work.
School of Media, Fashion and Communications at the University of East London, Head, London
Her research concentrates on creating new enterprise pedagogies for universities in the UK, China and now Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan as part of the British Council's Creative spark projects. Her work in linking industry to the curriculum and supporting students in starting up their own businesses has won awards. Her projects Solent Creatives, an agency where students engage in creative, paid projects with businesses, and the successful Publishing House, Solent Press were also awarded for innovation in enterprise curriculum. She is currently working with Asian Business Parks in the Royal Docks, London who have sponsored a new enterprise space within the new global gateway, which links investment from China, India and other areas in the Far East with London.
Yinka Danmole is an interdisciplinary designer based in London, developing work across the boundaries of Art & Architecture. Yinka's work is predominantly interested in the interactions and relationships between people and places. A Designer in Residence at the London Design Museum in 2017, Yinka also takes the opportunity to explore sociological topics as part of his practice, like the one of language and creativity. Presenting an interactive sound installation in response to his research enquiry during the residency at the museum. Yinka has a strong interest in the Arts, Technology and Sciences, he is a board member at the Arts and Technology gallery BoM (Birmingham Open Media), Birmingham, UK.