Nigel Ryan, is an arts consultant, entrepreneur and director of The Creative Reach Consultancy - an art based consultancy that is committed to developing partnerships that have a positive impact and benefit to the culture and wellbeing of the community. Creative Reach develop engaging projects through creative business and community links and through strategic collaboration with stakeholders across all sectors while embracing social responsibility.
Nigel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art, and is currently Marketing and Schools Liaison Coordinator for Sussex Downs College
Nigel has been developing partnerships and creating initiatives for community engagement in education, arts, & health for over fifteen years. Creative Reach is now building on those achievements and extending the repertoire of exciting new projects while facilitating more and more successful community partnerships, locally, national and internationally.
Nigel originally worked with Chicago based Architects, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and The Design Solution in Soho before setting up Metropolitan Design, a multidisciplinary design practice in Brighton. While working as a professional artist alongside his consultancy, he went on to set up two rural art galleries in Sussex with the aim of making contemporary art & design accessible in the heart of local communities. Recently he has been working specifically in Education and Health where a common theme of developing creative concepts and brokering community partnerships has emerged.
Nigel is a director and/or member of the following groups and organisations:
· Brighton & Hove Arts & Creative Industries Commission
· Arts Advisor to Sussex University Hospitals Trust
· Arts & Business (South East)
· A founder member of Art:sync
· MD of ‘Art 4 Schools’ LLP
· MD of ‘Art on the Line’ CIC
· The Specialist Schools & Academies Trust,
· Chair of the St. Lucia Arts & Cultural Society.