Molly Scarborough and The Arts Development Company (ADC) are the co-producers for the Act for Change Together network and Festival.

Since November 2020, they have been bringing the young changemakers and leaders from the 32 organisations together – to meet each other, build relationships, learn from each other, and share ideas and stories (as well as work together to co-produce their own showcase event in July 2021).

With support from Molly & ADC, the Act for Change Together Steering Group formed and have have co-produced their own online festival comprised of nearly 30 events! All of the events and ideas have been informed and inspired by the wider Act for Change Together network (the young people funded by Act for Change Fund).

Molly Scarborough

About Molly Scarborough (she / her) – Lead co-producer

I am a Dorset based cultural producer, a social activist and sometimes a clown. I work in the arts and help make creative events happen. I project manage, create social media campaigns, facilitate, perform and more.

Most of my projects revolve around a social justice issue – whether that’s helping to create a theatre show raising awareness around the scale of childhood sexual abuse or co-producing a festival about young people’s rights.

About Zahra Hoccom (she / her) – Assistant co-producer

Zahra is an artist based in Bristol. She is the founder and co-director of her own company.

‘Q Collaborative’ which aims to support and showcase LGBTQIA+ artists based in the South West. She is an associate of the Women’s Leadership South West training programme and a trainee with The Arts Development Company.

Zahra is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community who is passionate to create awareness for LGBTQIA+ rights whilst empowering community members and allies.

Hannah Baker

About Hannah Baker (she / her) – Safeguarding Lead at ADC

Hannah has been working in the arts and culture sector in Dorset since 2006.

Her speciality is working in the arts for Children and Young People. Hannah’s interest started in the sector when she became a Play Leader whilst studying Graphic Design at university.

Hannah is Safeguarding Lead and if you have a serious concern or complaint about behaviour you can contact her on 01305 224525 or email: Hannah.

About The Arts Development Company (TADC)

TADC are an independent Community Interest Company which formed in 2015 after staff spun out of Dorset County Council. TADC strengthens the arts and culture sector and develops innovative, collaborative and creative solutions that transform people, place and community.

We do this by:

  • Commissioning new arts events, experiences and public spaces
  • Exploring and sharing innovative ways to fund arts and culture in the U.K
  • Connecting arts and culture with business, tourism, health and environment sectors.
  • Supporting the development of the arts and culture sector through networks, resources and mentoring.
  • Sharing our experiences and expertise to develop new arts development companies in the U.K.
  • Advocating for the enormous impact and value of arts and culture, both in Dorset and nationally.

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