Three Ways East carefully select associates with the skills, knowledge and ethos that put high quality meaningful arts front and centre in driving social and economic change.
/ Our Directors /
/ Deborah Munt
Deborah has been an artist, developer and director in culture and health for over 24 years.
Her work has focused on devising work that explores how arts and culture can enable people and places to flourish and has devised for hospitals, health centres, care homes, mental health services and homelessness facilities as well as in communities, neighbourhoods, streets and people’s homes. She has particular interests in cultural democracy... who has the right to produce, access and determine what culture looks like... and in how the intellectual and emotional capabilities of artists, alongside their artistic ones, are potent but underused contributors to tackling society’s local and global challenges. She is also currently involved in artist led work that responds to the growing prevalence of racially motivated hate crime and intolerance and in bringing about more nuanced conversations about diversity.
Deborah was the Chair of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing until its transition to the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and she is now a Trustee and the regional Arts Champion for Yorkshire and Humber. She is also a Steering Committee member for International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conferences in Bristol (2013, 2017 and forthcoming in 2021).
/ Clare Huby
Clare has been a project manager, co-creator and mentor in both the arts and business sectors for over 25 years.
Her work is founded on a profound belief in the transformative potential of the arts, and she works alongside creative producers to bring her extensive experience of business planning, finance, and operational management to the complex arts and culture projects she now manages.
Clare possesses a unique range of cross-sector experience and understanding of organisational demands that enable her specialism in the operational support systems required to turn big, ambitious creative visions into arts projects that work. Clare’s work in the arts includes managing the delivery of public art projects such as ‘A Moth for Amy’ and the ‘Larkin Toads’, the multi-award winning public art programme that inspired the city, and provided a solid foundation for Hull’s successful City of Culture bid; Financial Manager of Hull’s Freedom Festival during it’s first four years as an independent organisation; six years as the Arts Development Officer with Coventry City Council; Co-Manager of the Old Dairy Studios community media facility in York; Co-ordinator for Big Dance 2012 Yorkshire as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Clare believes in the generous transfer of knowledge and skills, mentoring and supporting individual artists and arts organisations in growing and sustaining their work.
/ Our Associates /
/ Elaine Burke
Elaine is one of Three Ways East’s founding Directors and continues to support the company’s projects as a consultant.
Elaine specialises in harnessing the power of the arts and creativity to make life-changing and lasting impacts for individuals and communities.
Her work began as a psychotherapist specialising in child, adolescent and family mental health, within her role as Head of Art Therapy across Specialist Children’s Services in Hull and East Yorkshire.
From there, she moved on to public health, establishing the Arts and Health Service – the first of its kind within the NHS. This service gained national and international status for using the arts to significantly improve wellbeing. Elaine and her team worked with patients, communities, prisons, carers, schools, regeneration projects and over 100 other national and local partner services.
She now works independently, focussing on community-based work and partnering with varied stakeholders, including businesses, to develop new approaches to supporting wellbeing through intelligent and ambitious creative programmes.
Elaine specialises in understanding her clients’ needs, and devising unique programmes to address their requirements. Her recent work includes creative tourism projects; schools wellbeing and engagement programmes; public art commissions; hospital arts; business and arts commissions; evaluation and strategy development work for organisations in the UK and internationally.
/ Glynis Charlton
Glynis Charlton is first and foremost a writer with a talent for observation and expression. She is an outstanding workshop leader and runs an annual writing retreat in Italy.
As an arts freelancer for almost twenty years – in roles ranging from project management and external evaluation to oral history and creative workshop facilitation – she has added creative thinking and organisational robustness to high profile projects including the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Amy Johnson Festival and Yorkshire Film Archive.
Her skills as a listener and her ability to analyse and understand her subject make her an outstanding evaluator and interviewer who uses her passion for words to produce comprehensive and meaningful reports. Specialising in arts evaluation, her clients have included Burton Constable Hall, the Holmfirth Arts Festival and Ilkley Literature Festival the NHS (mental health service areas) and Creative Partnerships.
/ Kate Genever
Kate Genever, a highly experienced artist of almost 25 years who applies her artistic and relational practice to both local and strategic matters.
Through a variety of approaches she considers how marginalised communities respond through improvisation and care to a natural and/or societal stress.
She embeds herself in places such as farms, libraries, council estates, prisons, caravan parks, alternative initiatives, museum handling collections and asylum seekers holding centres developing co-creative work through conversation, social events, making and research.
Recent commissioners include Lakeland Arts, Bromley House Library. Nottingham, Metal Peterborough, Arts Council England, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Manchester Met University, Leeds Art Gallery, The Wellcome Collection, 14-18 Now, British Council, Tate.