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Julia Rowntree
Arts Partnership Development

Welcome to my web site.

Following a professional life working nationally and internationally in the contemporary arts, my focus now is on voluntary gardening and environmental projects on my doorstep in South East London.  Experience in arts, business and civic engagement informs my approach.

You will find information here on books about work at two arts organisations in which I have taken a leading role: Clayground Collective, specialists in clay and public engagement, and the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), commissioners and presenters of contemporary performance from around the world.
 
Occasional speaking engagements and advisory roles on topics explored in these books take me to the UK and Europe. Subjects range from the significance of hand skills and making in today's world, to community fundraising and the role of the arts in social adaptation.
 
Publications:
 
Clay in Common: a project book for schools, museums, galleries, libraries, and artists and clay activists everywhere, 2018, Triarchy Press. Written with colleague, Duncan Hooson. Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.