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Jo Verrent

Unlimited

Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious not divergent. She works in arts & culture at strategic levels embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.

Jo is the senior producer for Unlimited, the world’s largest commissions programme for disabled artists, supporting artists to create and tour extraordinary art. Unlimited is a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin, working with partners ACE, Arts Council Wales, Southbank Centre, Tramway, Spirit of 2012 and British Council.

Previously, Jo created SHORT CIRCUIT – fusing disabled artistry and digital acumen, PUSH ME – shorts for The Space focusing on Unlimited artists and SYNC examining the interplay between disability and leadership, all working in partnership with Sarah Pickthall. She is a practicing artist, most recently creating Take Me to Bed with Luke Pell, which won Best Work in Festival in Limerick Light Moves 2014, and now touring internationally.

Jo has won both Cosmopolitan’s woman of achievement award and her village’s cup for making jam. She is on the Northern Advisory Panel for ACE.

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