Hannah Phillips To Step Down As Artistic Director of Artrix
It has been announced today that Hannah Phillips will step down as Artistic Director of Artrix in May 2018.
Hannah has been Artistic Director at Artrix for over two years, in which time she has made a hugely positive impact on the organisation, including winning the What’s On Award for Best Venue in Worcestershire and increasing audiences to Artrix events by over 10,000 people per year.
After 2 years at helm of Artrix, developing the venue into an inclusive arts centre offering a diverse and high quality programme, Hannah Phillips has decided to focus her time on her young family and her personal creative work as a theatre director and producer. She said;
“I am sad to announce my resignation from Artrix. Throughout my time at Artrix, I have strived to make the organisation a welcoming and creative environment, with a vibrant and varied programme of high quality artistic and engagement for all. I am extremely proud of the achievements we have made as an organisation, including the innovative programme of events and developing the Arts Centre into an inclusive hub of creativity for the people of Bromsgrove and beyond. I look forward to seeing what’s in store for the organisation and its audiences; I have no doubt that Artrix has a very bright future.”
Artrix’s successes have been many and varied during Hannah’s appointment as Artistic Director, including the sell-out Baby Rave events, Drive-In Movies and the Festival of Light lantern parade which drew over 1000 people to Bromsgrove town centre in December 2017.
Hannah has been instrumental in the success of Artrix as a social meeting space in Bromsgrove. The improvements made in the foyer, including free soft play for young children and delicious menu at the cafe have proved popular with young families and pre-theatre audiences alike. The arts centre now has a wide range of courses on offer and this will continue thanks to Hannah’s success in securing a new partnership with the prestigious Rose Bruford College and the Foundation in Acting course at Artrix, which will begin in September 2018.
Hannah hopes to continue working with Artrix in the months to come, with her company of emerging artists, Outspoken. Outspoken’s recent productions at Artrix have included producing work for and with young people around the important issues of child sexual exploitation and mental and sexual health. During Hannah’s tenure at Artrix over 2,000 young people have experienced this work in Bromsgrove for free.
Dorothy Wilson, Chair of the Board of Directors for Artrix said;
“We are very sorry indeed to see Hannah go – she has made a substantial contribution during her time here and we wish her well for the future. We look forward to working with Hannah in her new, independent capacity and hope she will continue to share with us at Artrix the development of her creative work, such as that she has led with Outspoken, with Bromsgrove’s young people and with audiences, schools and colleges. “
Applications open on Friday 9th February for the post of Director of Artrix. A Job Description and details of how to apply can be found at www.artrix.co.uk/jobs.