Thanks for visiting my website to find out about Mr Holly (or if you’ve stumbled upon me by accident, welcome anyway)
I am a freelance creative producer & arts management professional, with 25+ years experience in the sector, including 11 years as Director of Lincoln Drill Hall a multi-use independent arts venue (which very sadly closed in 2020…. but is due to reopen in 2021 as part of Lincoln College).
I am based in Lincolnshire and work predominantly within the East Midlands on a range of arts festivals and creative projects. Recently I have worked on the Gravity Fields Festival of Arts & Science in Grantham, the Stamford Georgian Festival, the Frequency Festival of Digital Arts in Lincoln and with my colleagues Andy Johnson-Smith from Popcorn Media and & Bruce Knight from Spilsby Sessions House, I lead the Different Light Collective, a group dedicated to using digital technology & creative arts to engage communities and bring people together. DLC delivered two editions of Spilsby Light Night in 2019 and 2020 and are working on a range of projects for 2021 and beyond, including with Junction Arts in the town of Clay Cross, with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to celebrate the end of the ‘LoveLincsPlants’ project and we are hoping to deliver a third Spilsby Light Night in 2022. I also work with The Mighty Creatives to encourage schools and arts organisations to work together and get involved with Arts Council England’s national Artsmark scheme.
I have considerable experience in arts management, specifically arts education and festival, venue & project management and I would describe myself as energetic, empathetic and diplomatic. I am passionate about collaborative and partnership working and engaging young people and communities in the arts and try at all times to be a nice bloke.
If you want to find out more about my past (well, my career anyway) please click here
Big thanks to Phil Crow for designing this site (and the badges & business cards and for being a good mate) and to Dave Smith for creating such a brilliant cartoon of me that makes me look so much younger than I am.