Arts Emergency

Louise Chantal

Theatre Prodcuer

I’m an independent theatre producer with 20 years’ experience of working with some of the top arts companies in the UK, including the National Theatre, RSC, West End productions and most recently as a producer on the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad. Having grown up on a council estate in Bradford, I didn’t have any connections within the arts industry and I’m also the first person in my family to go to University, and would never have been able to access further education had there not been full-grants at that time. I feel it is now harder rather than easier for people of my background to enter the creative industries and Arts Emergency is a practical way to tackle that.