Damien Robinson
Damien is a professional artist working with new media, in educational settings, and as a freelance arts project manager. Her recent projects include commissions for Essex County Council, Firstsite Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, and the NHS, as well as working with a wide range of arts organisations including ZINC, Creative Partnerships, DAO, Metal, Focal Point Gallery, MediaShed, and Ambient Information Systems. Her experiences as a Deaf artist have given her a first-hand insight into the barriers experienced by deaf and disabled people working in the arts, and she has worked on a number of initiatives aimed at 'redressing the balance' in this field. She has direct knowledge of Shape through the Link Up scheme, where she acted as a mentor, and has skills and experience in the areas of new and free media, education-based work, fundraising, employment initiatives, as well as extensive experience of committees in the not-for-profit sector.  www.damienrobinson.co.uk