“Jane Bryant has shaped the Artswork we are today and the team, Trustees and the charity are left infinitely stronger and better for her leadership. I thank Jane on behalf of all the Board for her enormous contribution to Artswork.”
Jane Bryant stepped down as Chief Executive of Artswork in 2020 after a successful 10 years’ leadership 10 years in post. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Norinne Betjemann, said “Jane Bryant has shaped the Artswork we are today and the team, Trustees and the charity are left infinitely stronger and better for her leadership. I thank Jane on behalf of all the Board for her enormous contribution to Artswork.”
Previous roles include Project Director with Hampshire County Council for a Government-led arts and culture programme, Find your Talent, Chief Executive of Coda Music Trust, Head of Development with Arts Council England SE, Director of Cumbria Arts in Education and Music Co-ordinator with the Scottish Arts Council.
With a degree in Music from Leeds University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGSE), Jane began her career as a Music Teacher in the Orkney Islands, initially travelling to a range of outer island primary and secondary schools by car, boat and plane. After 5 years, she moved from Orkney to the United Arab Emirates, to become Head of Music with Dubai College.
Jane is currently a trustee of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Jane is also an active practising musician and in her spare time conducts two choirs in Hampshire. Jane has recently commenced an MA in Music Education with University College London (Part-time).
2020 Director, Jane Bryant Consultancy Services
2010 to 2020 Chief Executive, Artswork
2009 to 2010 Project Director, Find your Talent (Urban South Hampshire)
2007 to 2009 Chief Executive, Coda Music Trust
2002 to 2006 Head of Development, Arts Council England, South East
Previous roles include Education Officer (Southern Arts (Regional Arts Board)), Director (Cumbria Arts in Education), Music Co-ordinator (Scottish Arts Council), Head of Music (Dubai College, UAE) and Teacher of Music/Assistant Principal Teacher of Guidance, Orkney Islands Council.