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Jo Verrent

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Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious not divergent.

She works in arts & culture at strategic levels with national agencies and on the ground with organisations/individuals embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.

Jo is currently senior producer for the three year Unlimited Commissions programme (working with Shape and Arts Admin) for disabled artists and companies and has recently delivered SHORT CIRCUIT fusing disabled artistry and digital acumen, PUSH ME – film making for The Space focusing on Unlimited artists within the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and SYNC examining the interplay between disability and leadership in the cultural sector in partnership with Sarah Pickthall.

Jo has won both Cosmopolitan’s woman of achievement award and her village’s cup for making jam.

Jo is partially deaf and has tinnitus. She uses residual hearing, lip reading and sign language.

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