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. Creative environmental art in collaboration with communities

Genevieve Rudd is from/based in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and has been leading participatory arts projects since 2011. This includes developing programmes with people in museums, galleries, theatres, libraries, schools, festivals and outdoor public spaces, and care & medical settings. Since 2018, Genevieve has been an Associate Artist/Tutor at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia. The creative projects she leads encourage closer looking and ask about the places and people around us the work often happens in the intersection between arts & culture, health & wellbeing and nature & environment. Genevieve regularly works from a lived experience perspective on creative health projects.

In 2019, after leading outdoor and environmental arts projects for many years, Genevieve began re-training in outdoor learning skills and has a Wild Beach Leader qualification. In 2021, Genevieve founded Under Open Sky Ltd, a not-for-profit social enterprise exploring the changing coast through arts, cultural heritage, science and holistic health activity

Genevieve is a climate declarer, meaning she is committed to telling the truth and taking action for our planet, locally through participatory work and globally by supporting wider actions. With theatre practitioner Lucy Enskat, she instigated the East of England Culture Declares Emergency Hub in 2022 

Informed by her grassroots project delivery experience, Genevieve is active in arts leadership and governance work, including facilitating CPD, mentoring, training, and serving on management boards at local, regional and national level. In 2019, she co-founded the Artist Educator Social Network, an artist-led network for artists working with people in East Anglia, with Kaitlin Ferguson

In her own arts practice, Genevieve uses multidisciplinary approaches including textile arts, drawing and early photography techniques, such as Cyanotype and Anthotype. In 2008-2011, Genevieve studied BA hons Photographic Arts at University of Westminster. Her inspiration is drawn from the natural world through working directly with plants and the weather, making on-location and utilising natural materials. Within this, she considers themes of time, place and seasonality

Genevieve is a current member of AccessArt, Artists’ Union England, Artworks Alliance, ClimateCultures, Climate Museum UK (Associate member) and the Royal Society of Public Health. Genevieve holds up-to-date Public & Products Liability Insurance, safeguarding training and recent DBS checks


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