Community Arts & Arts Project Development

Genevieve Rudd has led and organised community arts projects since 2011 and is based in the Great Yarmouth area of Norfolk.

Alongside leading freelance arts engagement projects, Genevieve has worked as an Associate Artist/Tutor at Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia since 2018. From 2017-18, she took a maternity cover/job share role as Youth Engagement Officer based at Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth and since, has continued to regularly work in partnership with the museum on participatory arts programmes on a freelance basis. From 2019-20, she was Chair/Programme Coordinator at Waveney & Blyth Arts. For the 2020-21 term, Genevieve was elected as an Arts Practitioner representative on the Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee, led by Norfolk County Council.

Genevieve has developed projects with people in care homes, museums, galleries, libraries, youth clubs, schools, community festivals and in outdoor public spaces. In particular, Genevieve’s projects consider heritage, cultural and environmental themes. They encourage closer looking, enquiry through making and ask about the places and people around us.

Informed by her training in art photography, in Genevieve’s own arts practice, she uses multidisciplinary techniques, including textile arts, drawing and early photography techniques, such as Cyanotype and Anthotype. Her inspiration is drawn from the natural world through exploring botanical forms, working directly with plants or the weather, or utilising recycled and natural materials. Within this, she considers themes of time, place and seasonality.

As part of her continuing professional development, Genevieve regularly attends conferences, CPD and training to develop her arts practice and community engagement skills. She has Bronze & Silver Arts Award Advisor training status. In 2019, she co-founded Artist Educator Social Network a peer-led network for artists working with people in Norfolk, Suffolk and wider East Anglia.

Genevieve is a professional member of AccessArt, Artists’ Union England, Artworks Alliance, ClimateCultures, and GEM (Group for Education in Museums). She holds up-to-date Public and Products Liability Insurance, safeguarding training and recent DBS checks.