Creative Producer working in the arts sector, specialising in equality & diversity.
Equality & Diversity
Working with organisations to;
- Interrogate internal practices & external comms
- Improve relationships with artists & audiences
- Be representative and relevant
Brokering and facilitating better relationships between artists & organisations.
Supporting artists to achieve their fullest potential.
Supporting artists and organisations to achieve their goals. From the production of new work and one-off projects, to the design and delivery of long-term programmes.
A room with no windows.
Too often we’re discussing diversity in relations to the time and space within which we operate – taking the conversations from where we are as a sector rather than where we are as a wider society. read more.
A Vital Contribution (Part 2).
Tara Lopez identifies three key themes that have emerged so far from the four-year Vital Spark initiative… read more.
Do our funding patterns halt diversity?
When projects are in place to support and enrich peoples live – sometimes to provide essential, life changing support – is it ethical for this to one day disappear? read more.
A Vital Contribution.
Vital Spark is a national initiative aiming to create more inclusive and diverse performances for children and young people. Tara Lopez tells the story. read more.
“Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we – from the local to the global”
– Olafur Elliason
Tony Reekie – Executive Director, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.
‘I had the privilege to work with Tara at the Spark Arts for Children as she was developing, among other things, the brilliant Vital Spark programme, addressing the lack of diversity in the children’s arts sector. Tara is insightful, incisive, and generous, and her advice and support were key in successfully recruiting two Black and Asian board members to the organisation I work with in Scotland, something they had been failing to get to grips with for over a decade.’