Liz Moreton is a Senior Producer for London’s Battersea Arts Centre, the UK’s most influential theatre (The Guardian). Liz has extensive experience which combines producing groundbreaking award-winning theatre and developing programmes which use the arts to catalyse positive social change. She has a decade of experience working at the artistic heart of Battersea Arts Centre - developing and implementing a vision and strategy which has had a huge impact on UK theatre and has been an inspiration to cultural institutions around the world. Liz has founded several programmes and initiatives which develop young people’s leadership and has adapted for the UK, Network for Youth Agency from Rio de Janeiro. She has been running the programme in London for two years developing agency within young people who have lived a significant part of their lives in poverty.
Suzie Henderson is the Head of Creative Development, contact, and leads the teams responsible for commissioning, producing and programming shows and events and delivering participation projects. The events take place at Contact, on national tour and throughout the city and region. During her tenure, Suzie has developed a number of pioneering leadership programmes such as Future Fires and Agency, an exciting social entrepreneurship programme now in its second year developed in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre, People’s Palace Projects and Brazilian Artist and Cultural Leader Marcus Faustini. Suzie also oversees Contact’s bi-annual international festival contacting the World. Contact is a national contemporary arts organization that places young people’s decision-making and leadership at the heart of everything. Working locally, nationally and internationally to provide life-changing opportunities for the next generation of creative leaders, artists and audiences, redefining theatre in the process. Suzie joined Contact Theater in 2007.
This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University.
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