Jo Verrent

Senior Producer, Unlimited

Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious not divergent. She works in arts & culture at strategic levels with national agencies and on the ground with organisations/ individuals embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action. Jo is the senior producer for Unlimited - Unlimited is the world’s largest commissions programme for disabled artists, working not just to fund disabled artists to create new artistic work but to get it seen, discussed and embedded within the cultural fabric of the UK. Unlimited is a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin, working with partners such as ACE, Southbank Centre, Tramway, Spirit of 2012 and the British Council. Jo leads on the delivery of the programme and is responsible for the impact the work has both at home and abroad. She also works as an artist, advocate, activist and has won both Cosmopolitan’s woman of achievement award and her village’s cup for making jam. She is on the Northern Advisory Panel for Arts Council England, and is a Clore Fellow.