Adam Jeanes is a UK-based arts consultant working in the area of intercultural dialogue, European cultural funding and international collaborations. Adam joined the hub as associate in 2006 focusing on the hub’s training and organisational development work, with a special interest in international development, music and culturally diverse companies. Adam enjoys the hub’s practical mix of thinking and doing and combines his work with the hub with his post as the Project Director in the Swedish organisation Intercult where he runs the Black/North SEAS platform. SEAS is a European-funded (Culture 2007) commissioning project that is linking artists from the North Sea region with artists of the Black Sea region in a series of intercultural, inter-disciplinary contemporary art projects to be toured in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey in 2008 and in many North Sea countries in 2009.
Adam?s background is as a producer of festivals of Muslim, migrant and refugee cultures in the UK, often in a regeneration context. For five years he was the Assistant Director of Visiting Arts (British Council) where he edited and co-wrote the report International Arts in England for Arts Council England, managed the Visiting Arts Cultural Profile Project www.culturalprofiles.org.uk and developed www.culturebase.net, a database of international artists funded by Culture 2000. He is also the author of World Music in England (Arts Council England Publications, 2005). His real passion is world and folk music and running big, outdoor, muddy-field music festivals such as The Big Chill and The Green Man.