Alice Chesterman is Creative Consultant to The Peace Building. She is passionate about creating participatory programmes that connect people through the arts leading to positive social impact. Alice believes that:
‘The Peace Building holds unique possibilities to inspire children and young people to build a more peaceful world.’
Alice is an experienced creative producer and programmer of cross arts and heritage participation programmes. Her work champions the benefits of cultural education, lifelong learning and equality of opportunity for all. She has designed and led arts and cultural programmes at the Southbank Centre including: Voicelab singing initiative, Heritage Participation and the Youth and Schools programmes. Empowering youth voice and championing creative education has been Alice’s passion and professional focus for the last 5 years. Her work has been committed to inspiring children and young people to build confidence and to express themselves creatively. She has produced a wide range of programmes and festivals including the Hayward Gallery Take Over programme, Youth Ambassadors, WHY? Young Activists, a national residential course for young socially-engaged cultural producers and artists.
Activism and campaigning has been a key narrative of Alice’s work. For the WOW (women of the word) festival she created a national rally for the rights of girls and young women with Girl Guiding, British Council, Women’s Trust, and the Women’s Equality Party. She also launched an ambassador programme for young men for BAM (Being a Man festival) which brought together young fathers, gang crime victims and representatives from Gendered Intelligence.