Sylvie Fourcin – Director
Sylvie has worked in the voluntary, community and educational arts sector for over 20 years. She came to Artlink after having been in various co-ordination and arts development roles in West and North Yorkshire. Over the past nine years as Director, we have developed the organisation with a particular emphasis on using the arts as a vehicle to recovery and as a preventative tool to mental ill health.
We pride ourselves in the strength and breadth of the work we deliver from working with young people who have little or no access to arts engagement to adults with extreme experiences of mental health issues such as eating disorders, acute psychiatric conditions and experiences of being in locked forensic wards. Our aim is to enhance people’s life experience through engagement with a multi-media platform of arts.
In my spare time I enjoy walking in the beautiful Yorkshire landscape, learning Salsa and playing the clarinet.
Hayley Mason – Projects Manager
Hayley worked at Artlink from 2002 – 2006 first as Administrator, moving on to become Projects Manager. Hayley returned in 2008 as a freelance Projects Manager combining work in both the charity and commercial sectors nationally.
She combines project management skills with fundraising, design work and finance management. She manages all of Artlink’s projects including the multi-year projects Open Door and A Thousand Paper Cranes. Hayley enjoys photography and painting in her own time as well as travelling abroad as much as she can.
Jane Clifford – Administrator
Jane is our Administrator, who began working at Artlink in September 2012. She has been working in the voluntary sector for 25 years, most recently as a homeopath at ‘Solace, Surviving Exile and Persecution‘ and management and communications for ‘Hyde Park Unity Day’.
She has lived in LS6 for over 20 years and is involved with many local events, from jumble sales, homeopathy seminars,
to the annual Xmas panto.
(thanks to Mark Jaffe for my photo)
Tom Bailey – Arts and Minds Development Worker
Artlink has hosted the Arts and Minds Development Worker for the past 3.5 years. Tom has worked at Arts and Minds since 2009. His main role is to support the members through events, training and information.
Tom has also set up the Arts and Minds Film Production Group and was one of the people responsible for the Love Arts Festival, an arts festival that looks at the link between mental health and creativity. Tom is a writer, illustrator and performer. Recently he produced, wrote, directed and starred in Buerk The Newsical.