About Nicola

Nicola Benge – Arts and heritage project manager

Through my work, I aim to encourage participation and outreach. This is through projects involving reminiscence, creativity and archive material to engage a wide range of groups and individuals in creative and cultural activities, including recording people’s life stories and memories.

I believe in the idea of life skills and education through creativity. This is the belief that all people can gain enjoyment and social benefit from taking part in creative and artistic activities. My work encourages greater social inclusion by involving marginalised and vulnerable groups, alongside all sections of the community.

about nicola benge project manager
arts and heritage project-manager

Freelance arts and heritage management

I also work as a freelance arts and heritage manager for national organisations and charities, using these skills and my enthusiasm and focus to inform my work as a producer – through exhibitions, resources and events.

I do this through funded activities, exhibitions, books, reminiscence and oral history, heritage, arts and crafts, and more strategically with: Audience development, evaluation, learning plans and schools’ engagement. I offer training, consultancy, and partnerships.

Projects, activities and support

I deliver projects, activities and support for venues, arts organisations, archives, educational settings and local authorities, engaging groups including older people, intergenerational participants, children, and clients in creative and heritage activities.

“Nicola worked at Save the World Club, a Kingston Charity as Arts Development Manager. She was instrumental in reviewing and establishing the charities management processes as well as developing the artistic direction with funders, partners and local companies. She contributed to the strategic management in partnership with Trustees. Her management and creative knowledge and experience were an asset during a very difficult time. ”
Linder Rothery

Consultant at SJ Infrastructure and Technology

“I can heartily recommend and speak of the highest terms of Nicola Benge from a knowledge extending some 4 years. Nicola trustworthy, conscientious, punctual and professional in her dealings with me. She is a kind-hearted person. I may add what I know of Nicola that you need have no hesitation in recommending her. “

black-history.org.uk

Bert Williams MBE

Director, Brighton and Hove Black History

Get in touch

I would love to hear from you to discuss your project. I offer a free 30 minute consultation to look at what support you or your organisation might need. Why not get in touch!