Kate Wood, Executive Director with Activate spoke at the conference along with others who have been involved in engaging with people through art.
Activate Performing Arts – Executive Director
Kate is the Executive Director of Activate Performing Arts, the organisation that produces, promotes
and develops dance, theatre and outdoor arts across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.
Kate has managed Activate for over ten years, as it moved from a dance agency to take on theatre and outdoor arts, managing a wide portfolio of development work ranging from dance and health, youth programmes, inclusive arts practice; support to artists, promoters and producers.
Kate is currently a Board member of Quest, the new organisation focused on developing outdoor arts in the SW region, as well as Chair of the Dorset Theatre Promoters Consortium. She is also involved in regional developments in dance and theatre through the networks: Pavilion Dance South West and Theatre South West and was one of the founding Board Members of the Regional Infrastructure for Social Enterprise (RISE) and Creative Dorset, part of Dorset Loves Arts.