ABOUT

Hello!

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.

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 I lead the new Spilsby Light Night, the second one of which took place just before the UK Lockdown began.   I also work with The Mighty Creatives to encourage schools and arts organisations to get involved with the Artsmark award.

I would describe myself as energetic, passionate, empathetic and diplomatic, an approach which I believe can be extremely motivational. I have considerable experience in arts management, specifically arts education and festival, venue & project management and I am passionate about collaborative and partnership working and engaging young people and communities in the arts. I am also a thoroughly nice chap.

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.