Nikki Crane BA Hons. FRSA
Nikki has over twenty years experience working in the arts and wider cultural sector, first as a practitioner and then as a funder. Her particular expertise lies in the field of the arts and social inclusion and she led this work for Arts Council England for seven years. Here, she established partnerships and programmes across arts and non-arts sectors, including the criminal justice system, health and education and with organisations working with excluded young people. This involved building relationships directly with government departments, national organisations and agencies, the media as well as individual artists and practitioners.
In 2005, in collaboration with the Youth Justice Board, Nikki produced the Arts Council’s first Arts and Youth Justice Strategy which has led to the establishment of a number of national arts and youth justice programmes. Having established a blueprint for this work, she developed the Arts Council’s relationship with the health sector bringing together the Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities and clinical staff within the NHS.
Nikki is now an independent arts consultant (Nikki Crane Associates) focusing on the arts in criminal justice and in health.
Recent clients include: Dance United; The National Gallery; Sadler’s Wells Theatre; Unitas; People’s Palace Projects; The British Council; Arts Council England; The Barbican; RADA; and the National Theatre.