Sarah Pickthall is an artist, trainer and transitional coachwith over 20 years experience in disability arts, arts mainstream, education and children’s television. Sarah is a trained drama teacher and was a writer and puppeteer for the Media Merchants. Her programme ZZZapp was on CITV for 10 years in the late 90’s and her hands were The HANDYMEN. Sarah visited the Paralympics in Beijing in 2008 funded by Arts Council England to explore inclusion and creativity as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Sarah is currently working closely with the Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP) designing and delivering Sync: a leadership programme for over 100 disabled and Deaf people in the cultural and creative sectors.
“I joined the board as I wanted to ensure that the great work of the company, particularly its new artistic direction and the developing youth company, is seen, understood and endorsed as a best practice model by as broad a range of audiences as possible. It is my absolute pleasure to work with Stopgap.”