Crafting Relationships (formerly Beauty and Utility Arts) was founded by Katherine Brown in 2011.

Katherine is a Mental Health First Aider and a Dementia Champion and over the last 20 years has taken on significant roles and projects across arts, culture, heritage, health, wellbeing and more, including:

* Community Fundraiser for the Midlands for a national learning disability charity
* Project Manager for Showcase Smoothie, a £156 000 Arts Council England funded piece of work with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Showcase Smoothie is a music and literature based project with young black men at the severe and enduring end of mental ill health
* Project Director of heritage education charity, Cotesbach Educational Trust, in receipt of £600k of HLF funding
* Trainer for artists looking to work in healthcare settings
* Delivery partner on Leicester Ageing Together, a £5 million Big Lottery funded programme working with over 50s at risk of social isolation and loneliness in five key Leicester City wards

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Creative Director

Meet Mandeep Dhadialla, joining us as part-time Creative Director, after working with us as a freelancer for a number of years.

Mandeep is an artist printmaker with nearly 20 years experience since training in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester. She has previously worked in Museums, across varied roles including using natural history collections as a creative source of inspiration for outreach workshops. Alongside her printmaking practice, Mandeep is a member of The Society of All Artists and Leicester Print Workshop.