Mouthy Poets is Changing

21 Sep

Hello Mouthy Universe –

After 6 years of existence, Mouthy Poets is undergoing change – reducing its staffing capacity and returning to a more voluntary participant lead model. We will still be running weekly sessions for our core collective, kicking off this Friday! (There are still spaces!)

But we are also reducing to a third of the size in terms of staffing and activity so there are quiet a few changes I want to update you on:

  • Mouthy Alumni and former Artistic Development Intern, Chris McLoughlin has stepped forward as a new Artistic Director of Mouthy Poets CIC! He is committed to the Mouthy Ethos and also has a range of really exciting new ideas and initiatives to refresh the development of the organisation, especially with consideration of our shifts in funding and scale.
  • Our founder, Debris Stevenson, has moved back to London and will be stepping into a board/consulting role supporting the evolution of Mouthy Poets. Debris will still be around on a monthly basis supporting in this transitionary phase.
  • Former Professional Development Manager, Anne Holloway and Education Officer, Hayley Green will continue working for Mouthy Poets but in the new shared role of Office Manager – they are both going from 3 days a week to 1 day a week and all our professional development and education activity will only happen when external organisations can fund it. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS when contacting them.

 

We are excited at the opportunity to return to a model of Mouthy Poets that genuinely gives all ownership and responsibility to the young people within the community. If there is any skill/support or time you feel you can offer to help Mouthy Poets thrive, please get in touch:

 

Artistic Director, Chris McLoughlin Chris@mouthypoets.com

Office Manager, Hayley Green Hayley@Mouthypoets.com,

Office Manager, Anne Holloway Anne@mouthypoets.com

Founder, Debris Stevenson Debris@mouthypoets.com

General, Admin@mouthypoets.com

 

Peace, love and poetry,

Mouthy Poets Staff Team

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