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Director of Waymarking, Sarah Spanton now works primarily in the planning, regeneration, economic development and community development fields. However, she has a wealth of experience from the arts and cultural sectors, on which her skills and expertise are built.


Spanton worked purely in the arts for over 25 years as both an artist and performer, and as an arts professional. She has had a wide variety of freelance and salaried roles including consulting, developing and managing cultural projects and events, facilitating, evaluating, training, participatory arts workshopping and researching. Arts and cultural establishments Spanton has worked with include:


  • Arts Council England, Yorkshire

  • Blaize, North Yorkshire

  • Cape UK, Leeds (now known as IVE)

  • Cheshire Dance

  • Creative Partnerships

  • East Street Arts, Leeds

  • Leeds City Council

  • Northern Ballet Theatre

  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance

  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Salford Museum and Arts

  • South West Yorkshire Mental Health Services

  • Space 2, Leeds

  • Stroom, Den Haag

  • Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

As an artist and performer, Spanton’s cross-disciplinary practice embraces performance, video, photography, dance, sculpture and text – and recently focussed more on socially engaged arts projects  with communities and 
embedded in places.


Go to Axisweb for detail on Spanton’s artistic practice.

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