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Lara Ratnaraja

Lara Ratnaraja - Creative PEC

Cultural Consultant

Lara is a freelance cultural consultant specialising in diversity, innovation, leadership, collaboration and cultural policy implementation within the HE, cultural and digital sector. She develops and delivers projects and policy on how cultural and digital technology intersect for a number of national partners as well as programmes around leadership, resilience and business development for the arts and creative industries.

She co-produced RE:Present and ASTONish, two leadership programmes supporting the development of cultural leaders from diverse backgrounds. She is currently co-producing AD:Vantage which places the vantage point of d/Deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners at the heart of leadership. She is also the Co-Curator of Hello Culture, an ongoing series of events that explores how digital technologies and media are disrupting the way cultural and heritage organisations can produce, interact, create, curate content, transforming how audiences can connect and engage with cultural experiences.

She is on the Derby Theatre, Vivid Projects and the Advisory Groups of SHOUT Festival and Coventry Biennial. She is also a Member of Arts Council England Midlands Area Council and the Equality Monitoring Group for Arts Council Wales, and the Centre for Cultrual Value Covid-19 Policy Reference Group.

Photo credit: Ian Davies Photo


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