Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Artrix announces appointment of new Director



5th October 2015: The Artrix Board has announced the appointment of Hannah Phillips as the next Director of Artrix.


Hannah is currently Deputy Director (Outreach and Partnerships) at the Birmingham School of Acting, part of Birmingham City University (BCU) and will take over from Ros Robins, Artrix’s Interim Director, on 15th December.


Hannah’s current role involves her as part of both the Senior Leadership team at The School of Acting and within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at BCU. Her responsibilities include involvement in developing and delivering the strategic vision for the School, developing industry and outreach partnerships and running the BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education) programme. As a director and researcher, Hannah uses theatre and performance as a tool to raise awareness of social issues and specialises in making interdisciplinary work for young people.

Prior to her current position Hannah was Director of Young People’s Theatre at Birmingham REP and her career to date includes freelance directing of theatre, a stint as Head of BTEC and HND Performing Arts Programmes for Birmingham Theatre School (part of Birmingham Metropolitan College) and Teaching at the College of North East London. She has also been a Producer of the Birmingham SHOUT Festival – Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, a Film and Arts Reporter for BBC WM and Artistic Director of Birmingham Library Theatre Company.

Hannah Phillips said: 'I'm delighted to be joining Artrix during its tenth celebratory year. So much has been achieved in the last decade and I'm very much looking forward to working with staff, Trustees and volunteers to ensure that opportunities to engage and participate in arts and culture are available to as many people as possible.'

Dorothy Wilson, Chair of the Board said ‘We’re delighted to welcome Hannah and to anticipate the excitement of the next decade when Artrix will continue to offer outstanding artistic experiences to the people of Bromsgrove District. We are indebted to Ros Robins for steering Artrix through the challenges of the last year and for so ably preparing the organisation for the next chapter.’

For further information please contact Dorothy Wilson, Chair of the Board of Artrix at dorothy.wilson.artrix@gmail.com







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