Ruth Richardson Company Director
Ruth is a Creative Consultant, Arts Manager and Deliverer, specialising in drama but having a multi-disciplinary practice.
Ruth has worked in the arts and voluntary sectors for fourteen years. During this time she has worked as a Theatre Director, Creative Facilitator, Participatory Arts Trainer, Creative Consultant, Arts Award Adviser, Project and Company Manager and has fulfilled various administration and co-ordination roles. The majority of Ruth’s work has been focused on participatory arts targeted at children, young people and young adults.
She is also currently Head of Education at The Drum in Birmingham.
Vicki Taylor Expert Arts Award Adviser, Researcher and Inclusion Specialist
Vicki is a mainstay of all things WiP and is our researcher and Arts Award administrator. She has a degree in Drama and Education Studies from Newman University, a background in theatre and has been acting (outside of school) since she was 14.
Vicki tries her best at everything and is channelling her own circumstances to specialise in Inclusion for her Masters Degree.
Interesting Fact: “I am a World Judo Champion having won a medal at the World Judo Championships in Belgium when I was 13, and was in the Great Britain squad from the age of 12 until retirement when my coach died in 2009.”
Rachel Owen Arts & Heritage Coordinator (Creative Apprentice)
Rachel is WiP’s Creative Apprentice. She has developed her artistic practice in music and photography, and hopes to go on to study Wildlife Media. She looks forward to expanding her skills in the other arts during her apprenticeship.
Rachel is also passionate about heritage, culture and the natural world which can often be seen in her photographic work.
Interesting fact: I am a Grade 8 cellist and singer.