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  • Posted 11 November 2021

    LIFT APPOINTS NEW CREATIVE PRODUCER

    As we prepare for our 2022 festival, we’re excited to announce the appointment of Amaya Jeyarajah Dent as LIFT’s new Creative Producer. Amaya will be working closely with LIFT CEO and Artistic Director Kris Nelson to develop projects for our next festival and beyond, identifying artists LIFT should and could work with, and building relationships with partners in the UK and internationally. 

    Amaya Jeyarajah Dent is an experienced creative producer with a specialism in producing work for public space and the outdoors. Recently Amaya has been the UK producer for The Walk, a large-scale international project built around ‘Little Amal’ , a 3.5 metre giant puppet built by the Handspring Puppet Company in South Africa. Amal walked from Syria to the UK as events of welcome unfolded around her and Amaya oversaw the cultural programme here in the UK, leading co-productions across 10 cities nationally.

    Previously Amaya has worked as the in-house Creative Producer at Emergency Exit Arts, one of the UK’s oldest and leading outdoor community arts organisations. She has also worked extensively with female-led collective Anagram who use cutting edge technologies to create thought-provoking interactive storytelling experiences. Previously Amaya has also worked as a costume stylist and studio manager for bespoke costumier Prangsta. Amaya is a trustee for Outdoor Arts UK  and for Migrateful, who run cookery classes led by migrant chefs struggling with integration in the UK in order to support their journeys to employment and independence.

    About the role, Amaya said:

    “I’m so excited to join LIFT – their work around radical inclusion in the arts is exactly where I want to be putting my energy. The scope and ambition of what LIFT create is huge and this is just the kind of environment I want to work in  –  I can’t wait to get stuck in!”

    And we are thrilled that she is joining us!