I'm the National Director of AA2A. I'm based in Sheffield and work about 18 hours a week.
I originally trained as a jeweller and silversmith in the 1980's and set up as self employed the day I left college! Increasingly I worked on education and arts development projects including working freelance for several Arts Council regions.
I started working on the idea of allowing artists and designer makers to use art college facilities back in 1994 and set up the current AA2A project 15 years ago. To allow me to spend more time in my vegetable garden I now work solely on AA2A.