Spaeda takes pride in its highly knowledgeable and skilled team of staff and trustees. We work closely with our board of trustees, partner organisations and associates to provide a high quality support service for the arts and education sectors.

Meet the Team 

Alice Crane – Artistic Director

Alice trained in Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmiths College, London. She joined Spaeda as Artistic Director in 2001 and has enjoyed over 25 years of working with children and young people, exhibiting her work and advocating for the arts and creativity in education. 

Jenna Creasey - paid interne 

Jenna joins us this summer before heading off to University and has already shown a flare for arts administration and generally keeping us all organised! 

Spaeda Associates

This year Spaeda, are delighted to be working with Spaeda Associates Sara Dudman, Jo Plimmer and Sally Clements. 

Our Board of Trustees

Linda Green (Chair Person)

Linda has thirty years experience of working within the arts, both as artist and teacher.  She leads the Art, Design and Technology Faculty at Huish Episcopi Academy.  Linda has worked extensively with artists in schoools on school and wider community based arts projects aimed at broadening young people's experiences and breaking down the artificial subject barriers that can exist within secondary eduction.

Arran Willcocks

Arran has been working as a Course Manager in art and design at post 16 level for 27 years.  During this period she has been involved with many new initiatives in art and design, including The Wessex Scheme, forging links with Europe, running residential visits and establishing a significant pattern of connections with regional and national museums and galleries for education purposes.

Catherine Walker

Catherine is currently Head Teacher at South Petherton Junior School in South Somerset. She is an advocate for the arts in education and brings ‘the voice of the school’ to Spaeda.’

Vicky Dawson

Vicky is a freelance museum and heritage consultant with a passion for museum collections and the stories they hold.  She has a long time interest in using arts and creativity to unlock these stories, exciting and empowering  individuals and audiences to explore their environment, their communities and themselves. As a former chair of governors she is a strong advocate for the arts in schools and the difference they make to pupils’ education and well-being.

In 2018 we say a fond farewell and thank you to Annie Shillabeer and welcome our new trustee Sarah Dawes