Research Team / Workshop Leaders

Claire Ford

  • Workshop Facilitator

Claire Ford (Exploring Art) is an Embroidery graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University where she pushed the boundaries of what Art Forms are and how they can be perceived, concluding in a collaboration with the Royal Northern College of Music. Since University Claire has worked amongst all Art Forms with a Visual Art starting point to engage and empower all individuals she works alongside. She has extensive experience in Creative Facilitation for a variety of groups, ranging in ability, background and age, innovatively cross collaborating the arts through a person led approach.   

In 2011 Claire was awarded as a Winston Churchill Fellow to travel and research Art Access for Older People across the United States. This enriching experience has inspired a funded project by the Arts Council using iPads alongside training various staff to implement successful access for this generation.