Verity Brookes is a creative producer who works with artists and communities to create quality artistic outcomes that achieve positive social change.
Her practice is rooted in creative community activism which was then informed by a undergraduate degree in Social Ecology which gave her a firm theoretical grounding with a focus on systems thinking, community development and organisational change and imagination in action.
She went on to Complete a Graduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development at VIctorian College of the Arts in 2009. Working in community arts and cultural development then became the practical application of her theory’s.
Over the last 6 years Verity has worked in local council as a Cultural Development Coordinator and applied these theories and honed her skills in real life complex and highly demanding situations. During her time at council she specialised in project development and delivery, grant administration, space activation/placemaking and public art.
Verity supports illuminart’s regional NSW, regional SA and Western Sydney projects with advocacy and grant application development.