Established in 2011, Inspirate is a diverse-led organisation that has produced a plethora of arts festivals and events, delivering culturally dynamic experiences to audiences from across the country. We connect people from all walks of life with inspiring creative experiences - our aim is to ambitiously pioneer a new and inclusive approach to culture, where the ‘door is open to all'.
Our organisation is driven by 3 principles that are at the core of our decision-making, ways of working and define what always should be the Inspirate experience:
We believe in the ability that the arts has to connect to people. These connections are the glue that drives culture forward. We connect with our audience through our lived experience.
Culture is not stagnant. New approaches and new voices are always relevant in our work. We work with our artists, partners and audiences to innovate inspiring creative experiences.
We will never have reached enough people. We are relentlessly ambitious about the impact our work can achieve. We will always punch above what is expected of us and remain approachable to all.
MEET OUR TEAM
Jiten Anand, Director
Co-Founder of Inspirate, Jiten Anand is also Trust of New Art Exchange and Inclusion Arts UK. He has completed the Clore Short Course and Curve & De Montfort University cultural leadership programmes. Over the last ten years, he's led projects with partners by the likes of the Royal Collection Trust, Sony TV and Together TV.
Sean Carroll, Director
Joining the team in 2015, Sean Carroll is also on the board of Leicester's Cultural Quarter Association and has an extensive background in delivering large-scale festivals and events. He has helped to bring exciting innovations to our organisation by leading cutting-edge projects, such as award winning, Bring The Paint international and a prolific series of digital arts programmes.
Co-founder of Inspirate, Suraj has an expertise in financial management for not-for-profit organisations, as well as event management. He has a background in with local authorities.
MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Ben Fredericks is an experienced producer and artist. He has run projects for the British Council and galleries across England, including Camden Art Centre, Spike Island and The Baltic. Ben has also worked with disabled artists for 10+ years, bringing a wealth of new experience to the team. He has training under the Clore Leadership Programme and financial training through Sayer Vincent Accountants.
Sunita Patel has taken on numerous roles within marketing and business development, including Senior Business Development Manager for Curve Theatre, Senior Marketing Manager for Well & Truly and most recently, Senior Public Engagement Officer at De Montfort University. As an avid and long-term supporter of Inspirate, Sunita has brought on exciting new enthusiasm, as well as vast expertise to the organisation.
Bipin Anand has set up, directed and managed a large variety of cultural and media based companies. His breadth of knowledge ranges from directing large-scale festivals to producing video advertising content for companies such as Fuji. He led Leicester to the final round of becoming City of Culture 2017 through his role on the Executive Board. Bipin was also a trustee of Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre for 6 years.