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, collaborating with artists and educators, exhibiting her work and advocating for the arts, culture and creativity in education. 

Jenna Creasey - Marketing and Administration 

Jenna joined Spaeda in 2018 and has shown a flare for arts administration and generally keeping us all organised! In 2019 Jenna started an apprenticship as Junior Content Producer with Spaeda - Congratulations Jenna we wish you luck with this valuable qualification!

Spaeda Associates

This year Spaeda, are delighted to be working with a range of Associate artists and education leaders from across arts and culture to bring specialist training and professional development, model projects and research to enhance education in Somerset.

Our Board of Trustees

Linda Green 

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.

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.’

Caroline Voaden

Caroline Voaden is a writer, editor and former MEP for SW England & Gibraltar. She also ran a craft business in Devon for many years where she and a cohort of freelance teachers ran groups and classes for children and adults in textile crafts. She was previously chair of the national support group Widowed and Young.

Cameron Merry

A fundraiser for Selworthy School for many years, Cameron is now Senior Fundraiser: Capital Appeals and Major Donors, for the WESC Foundation. 

Katherine Creasey

Kathryn has a background in nursing and has always had a keen interest in the Arts. She studied Art at Smerset College undertaking a Foundation Course; went on to work as a teaching assistant; has been a volunteer for Musgrove Park Hospital Art For Life Charity for some time and is a member and volunteer for BHAAM a local art group

In 2020 we said a fond farewell and thank you to David Barnes and welcomed our new trustees Caroline Voaden, Cameron Merry and Katherine Creasey