Hi my name's Nick and I'm a Digital Arts Adviser. I've worked for Inspira for five years, working on various projects and programmes like NCS and Art Locates Me.

The majority of my time is spent working with young people on NCS but I also do a lot of bespoke arts projects for local authorities, schools and other organisations. 

My days can vary greatly, sometimes I will be out making films with young people, others I'll be in the office editing. I also deliver a lot of different kinds of digital arts sessions to groups - this could be a special project commissioned by a charity or school, or helping young people work towards their Arts Award.

What I love most about my job is the variety and the cool things I get to do. It could be flying drones, making a film by a lake or working on creative projects with artists and young people.

My inspirational story

I recently did some work through Inspira with Eden Rivers Trust who commissioned me to work alongside another artist (Charlie Whinney) and a wonderful group of young people to create a sculpture that would get people talking about the Cumbrian floods in positive way and help the community reconnect with the river. What we created was a giant marble run - a huge interactive sculpture made out of locally-sourced wood. It's a fantastic piece of kinetic art that has since gone on display all around Cumbria. 

Words to live by

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven.

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