Our Consortium

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Our Consortium helps us make decisions about how we support local communities and is made up of representatives from local community, arts and voluntary organisations.

Chair 

Dalia Halpern-Matthews

Members 

Matthew Andrew, University of the Creative Arts

Heather Burgess, Co-Chair of Medway Arts Forum, Director of Sun Pier House

Stephen Perez, Co-ordinator, Arches Local

Kimberley Reynolds from Medway and Swale Community Health Partnership.

Christine White, Director of Swale Community and Voluntary Service (SCVS), a membership body for the local voluntary and community sector in Swale.

Additional observers from Kent County Council, Swale Borough Council, Medway Council, and the Royal Opera House Bridge attend the quarterly meetings as well as our evaluators MB Associates.

Specialist Advisors

Gurvinder Sandher, Artistic Director, Cohesion Plus who deliver festivals and outdoor performances in North Kent. They are specialist advisers to the consortium on issues of community voice, diversity, inclusion and social cohesion through. At a time of increased hate crime and a lack of diversity and inclusion in some of our communities, this role is particularly vital.