UK Young Artists would like to thank the wonderful people that have worked with us over the years and helped to shape the organisation in their various capacities. 


Nick Slater

Nick Slater is Director of Arts at Loughborough University where he is responsible for the public facing arts programme. A key strand of this is Radar, a commissioning programme that engages with academic research.   He was previously Visual Arts Officer at Arts Council West Midlands and has also worked as Exhibitions Co-ordinator for Quad, Derby and the Royal Institute of British Architects. 




Terry has an extensive track record as an artist and arts educator. Born in Suffolk, he now exhibits regularly both in the UK and abroad. He has won prizes in the John Moores painting exhibition in Liverpool and the Unilever Award in London. He has also curated exhibitions that explore drawing, museum collections and contemporary painting in the UK. He is represented in The National Collection with work in museums and the Arts Council Collection.

Terry is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. He has initiated and developed a significant range of arts projects both nationally and abroad. These particularly focus on location specific intervention work that attempts to use art to explore socio-political and historical interpretations of sites. He was a founder member of UK Young Artists. He is an active supporter of artist led galleries and studios and is a board member and advisor to Backlit in Nottingham and AirSpace in Stoke-on-Trent.


Sally is Principal Lecturer in Dance and Programme Leader for MA Performance Practices at De Montfort University, Leicester. Her research specialism is improvisation and she has published, performed and taught internationally. She is a co-founder of Quick Shifts, the improvisation performance collective based in the East Midlands.


Will is a careers consultant at Loughborough University working with students in the School of Arts, English & Drama and the Design School. Prior to joining the team at Loughborough, he worked at IdeasTap, East 15 Acting School, National Student Drama Festival, Spotlight and as a casting director working on such films as The Descent and Severance. Will has also written feature film scripts and is a member of the UK Young Artists board. UK Young Artists is an exciting cross discipline arts festival that takes place in the East Midlands. 

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Julian Hanby
project manager - derby 2016

Julian is an event manager, producer and director and runs a variety of community theatre projects in and around his home city of Nottingham. Julian is also a theatre designer, technician and stage manager and has worked on numerous traditional and multimedia performances. He is an associate artist with Urban Angel, an innovative organisation using the arts as a tool for increasing social inclusion and community cohesion. At UKYA Julian project managed our national cross-art form festival in Derby, November 2016.

Joe Rowley

Laura Boswell
Project manager - Leicester 2014

Experienced Project Manager specialising in youth development and inclusivity in the creative industries. Laura has a strong record of delivering authentic programmes that open up access to the arts, media and music industries to diverse and underrepresented groups.

Laura currently works as an Industry Talent Specialist at Channel 4, having previously worked as Relationship Manager and Programme Assistant at Arts Council England. At UKYA, Laura was Project Manager for the Leicester Festival 2014 and secured a £200,000 grant from ACE for UKYA's activities until 2018.

Elizabeth Flanagan

sally hodgson
marketing officer - leicester 2014

Sally Hodgson   (PIPOCA) operates within the creative industries. She works with distributors, agencies and organisations, online platforms, film directors and producers and events and festivals on audience development, marketing, distribution, project management and production.

Sally was recognised as the UK’s first Producer of Marketing & Distribution (PMD) in 2010. Since then she has released films theatrically, brokered broadcast sales, built grassroot audiences and run successful audience engagement campaigns. 

At UKYA, Sally managed all aspects of our marketing and communication for the Leicester Festival 2014.