Get to know our team.
Diana Walton, Director has spent thirty years working in arts education, including community arts, Theatre in Education and youth arts. She took her experience of running Shropshire Youth Arts Network to Arts Council England, where she developed the Arts Award, a UK-wide programme which supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. Diana’s skills are in strategic planning, communications and negotiation and she brings wide-ranging experience of developing arts opportunities for young people.
Emrys Green, Business & Projects Manager has been involved with youth participation projects since he was 14. He has founded two commercial arts and media organisations and a local social enterprise during the last seven years. Emrys has led the development of the Arts Award Youth Network and Arts Award Voice website since 2011. He holds a degree and licentiateship in Management with skills in project planning, financial management and people development. He has served on boards for both Theatre IS (a development agency for young people’s theatre) and Young Enterprise, the national Enterprise Education charity.
Tom Inniss, Voice Editor is a founder member of the Arts Award Youth Network and Voice magazine, having worked with both projects since he was 17. He achieved First Class Honours in Politics at Brunel Uni and a Masters in Journalism. His hobbies include podcasting and music and he leads Voice’s very successful Edfringe Young Reviewers project.
Bhavesh Javda, Voice Media Editor has a degree in Film and Television Production…so it’s probably quite clear he loves films and TV. His writing on Voice is generally geared towards film and TV but you’ll also read reviews and blogs from him about all sorts. Other than film and TV he reckons he ‘can’ enjoy most art, but he does love a bit of comedy in particular! Bhav recently completed an MA in Social Anthropology alongside his Voice role.
Alice Wyatt, Associate & Project Leader joined the Arts Award Youth Network in 2012. She has degrees in Dance and worked for Artswork, the national youth arts development agency and SE Bridge organisation. She has managed several films for Upstart and runs our popular Arts Award Discover Club at festivals. She is an Arts Award adviser trained to Silver level, a dancer, knitter and thinker!
Sally Trivett, Associate joined the Arts Award Youth Network in 2012. She completed her Silver Arts Award by making a dress from scratch, handled a mix of creative and academic subjects at A-level and is now studying Fine Art and Sculpture at Wimbledon Art College, London. Her interests revolve around creativity, in particular conceptual textile design and artistic discourse. She’s a big kid at heart, and a lover of all things Disney!