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 (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.

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.’

David Barnes 

David is a retired pathologist. He is co-founder and was chairman for 10 years of Doctors of the World UK. He worked internationally for the World Health Organisation. David created and owns The Art Cafe in Chard, previously know as The Gallery.

In 2018 we said a fond farewell and thank you to Arran Wilcocks and Vicky Dawson and welcome our new trustee Sarah Dawes