culturepool is supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers who are passionate about art and culture, each bringing something unique to the organisation with a combined aim of expanding inclusion in the arts, both in and around Liverpool.
Vinny co-founded culturepool in 2006. Since then Vinny is heavily involved in Liverpool’s cultural scene facilitating projects, commissioning events, writing critical reviews for local media and promoting local art & culture. In 2009 Vinny launched the hugely successful Organic Cherry at The Bluecoat and continues to work as an advocate for local artists and performers.
In co-founding culturepool, Luan wanted to encourage people who, like her, may not be 'culturally experienced' to try out some of the interesting and exciting stuff that Liverpool had to offer. So, using her background in marketing, training and community engagement (and with no artistic or creative background whatsoever!) she devised culturepool.
Neil became a professional actor at the startlingly young age of 13. Further roles followed along with five years of film-school, which saw him immersed in all sorts of award winning films. He was an original member of the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse LEAP Writers group and, for ten years, an active member of Liverpool Playwrights. Since 2006 he has been a contributor to Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, writing, producing or appearing in four of its most successful shows to date.
Claire was a regular attendee of culturepool events before joining the board in 2008. She has a background in marketing and enjoys the artistic and cultural offerings the city has to offer whenever she can!
Actress & award-winning playwright Esther Wilson (Unprotected, Ten Tiny Toes, The Quiet Little Englishman, The Street).
Metal was founded by Jude Kelly OBE in 2002 and have been great supporters of culturepool.
culturepool would like to thank Liverpool Community & Voluntary Services for their unwavering advice and support.
Beth is an Occupational therapy student who joined up with culturepool to design a project investigating how peoples attitudes towards culture can help them understand themselves and the community they live in. She is now looking to explore how arts and culture can benefit the health and well being of the students in our community.