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Danielle Rose

As Network Producer, Danielle supports the studio community to build relationships to new audiences in Bristol and beyond; making its R&D community more visible with more accessible opportunities to participate.

Are you a freelancer that needs advice and support on Audience Development?

The Future is Collective is a Watershed programme of work propelling community and climate activism by offering support and development to freelance creatives. The project is supported by Arts Council England. You can read more about the programme here.

Freelancers who feel they could benefit from advice and support on Audience Development are invited to get in touch.

Eligibility to receive support

  • Living or working in the West of England / South West England.
  • Freelance / self-employed (or looking to become freelance / self-employed).
  • Working on or towards creative projects which respond to climate and/or community activism.

We are particularly keen to support projects led by people from backgrounds underrepresented in the culture sector; for example you are from a community that experiences racism, are disabled (as defined by the Equalities Act 2010), did not go to University and/or were eligible for free school meals as a child. 

What support is available
Roy Kareem is able to offer freelancers 50 minute advice slots on Zoom between 10 Aug - 2 September 2022.
These sessions are free to freelancers, made possible through support from Watershed and Arts Council England.

The kinds of advice Roy can give in these sessions includes:

  • Developing and engaging new audiences
  • Climate action and ecological anxiety
  • Measuring the impact of your work 
  • Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Goal setting, productivity processes and workflows 
  • Understanding your purpose and values
  • 121 coaching for when you just need a professional ‘thinking partner’

About Roy Kareem
Roy Kareem is currently the Director of Bright Green Future, an environmental leadership programme for 16-19 year olds based at the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol, that aims to greatly diversify those choosing professions that make a positive environmental impact. He is an alumni of the Black and Green Ambassadors for Bristol programme, the creator of the parklives podcast series, and is currently one of the hosts of the Rise Up breakfast show on Ujima FM, a community radio station for Bristol. Roy is a qualified teacher and Forest School Leader and currently serves as a Trustee for the Bristol and Bath Park Foundation as well being on the board of Bristol City Council's One City Environment Board. Roy's pathway has traversed a multitude of sectors including: stints as a production coordinator at MTV Networks; a DJ; a shark researcher with the Save Our Seas Foundation; and a primary school teacher in Barcelona. Roy is a trained life coach, with a specific focus on working with young environmental activists from around the world. 

How to book a session
To book a session with Roy you can visit this Calendly link

You will be able to see which time slots are available and to book in your preferred choice. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. 


If you have any queries, please contact Danielle Rose (Network Producer) 

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