Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious not divergent. She works in arts & culture at strategic levels embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.
Jo is the senior producer for Unlimited, the world’s largest commissions programme for disabled artists. Unlimited is a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin, working with partners ACE, Arts Council Wales, Southbank Centre, Tramway, Spirit of 2012 and British Council.
She created a video installation -Take Me to Bed - with Luke Pell, which won Best Work in Festival in Limerick Light Moves and tours internationally.
Working with Sarah Pickthall, she created SYNC - examining the interplay between disability and leadership which has run in UK, Australia and Korea.
Jo has won both Cosmopolitan’s woman of achievement award and her village’s cup for making jam. She is on the Northern Advisory Panel for ACE and regularly advises on access. Jo is a Clore Fellow.