Hear first hand about the power of drawing to change lives.
The Big Draw and Drawing Changes Lives
Date: 10th September 2020
With a 2019/20 theme of mental health and 20/21 focusing on the environment, we can’t think of a better opening speaker for CU20 that Kate Mason, Director of The Big Draw.
As the festival and charity celebrate 20 years, hear from Kate how drawing changes lives for the better – could it change yours?
Kate not only believes in the power of art and immersing yourself in drawing to improve your wellbeing and creativity, she has also blogged for The Big Draw about living with her OCD. We can’t wait to welcome her to our field.
Kate Mason has worked consistently in a variety of roles across the arts, heritage, community, cultural and creative industries sectors for almost 25 years. A strategist, persuader and cultural broker, she is a passionate advocate for the value of the arts as one of the key pillars of a balanced education and supports the belief that we all – regardless of age or background – have an entitlement to quality cultural learning.
Kate early passion kick-started her career with an MA in Heritage & Museum Studies and a thesis around the Arts & Crafts Movement and the role and influence of William Morris and John Ruskin.
Kate currently works at the arts education charity The Big Draw in her role as Director, channelling her personal passions in neat alignment in support of their visual literacy agenda. She sees creativity as being crucial to her own health, balance and sense of wellbeing and has previously written about her own challenges with OCD and the creative tools and thinking she adopts to help combat this.@KateJMason