“With extensive experience in the sector, our team is a hand picked, nurtured core of specialists working to deliver world-class outdoor arts events and projects.”

Now that the corporate wordage is out of the way, who are the real people behind all the smoke and mirrors?

Well, we’re just a bunch of passionate folk who want to develop Great Yarmouth into the cultural powerhouse it has every right to be. That, of course, is not possible without the incredible passion and resilience that the Great Yarmouth community has shown us time and time again.

Out There Arts is a (mostly) Norfolk grown, free-range, cruelty free team full of anoraks (geeks) and lovely, funny people with a space to freely deploy their talent to the best social use.

Let’s take a moment to meet them!

(Photos to come, we’re still stuck deciding what shirt to wear).


Joe Mackintosh

Chief Executive

Joe is Chief Executive for Out There Arts and Artistic Director of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

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He is responsible for overall organisational development, seeking out exciting and innovative new opportunities and building new relationships for Out There on a local, national and international basis.

Aside from building partnerships and identifying funding opportunities to ensure the organisation’s rapid growth, Joe scours the international festival circuit to identify dynamic new companies for Out There Arts and the Out There Festival to work with.

Veronica Stephens

Executive Director

Veronica is responsible for the overall project and programme delivery for Out There Arts.

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She also heads up the organisation of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

Her work sees her regularly visiting festivals and partners around the UK and abroad. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth production and delivery of a diverse and dynamic programme in both Great Yarmouth and at a growing number of Out There Arts organised events around the UK.

Veronica is also responsible for managing and developing Coasters, a three year project that brings world-class circus and street arts work to coastal towns across England.

She has over 18 years” experience working in the world of circus and street arts and expertise in developing strategic partnerships and audience development through working dynamically with communities.

Always one to keep busy, in her spare time she runs a voluntary community arts festival in Brighton & Hove, creates site-specific theatre as one half of InSite Arts and DJ”s music from the 50”s – 70”s at clubs around the country.

Emily Phillips

Communications & Development Manager

Developing local relationships and communications

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Emily is responsible for income-generating opportunities within existing areas of operations and events and developing the approach to new business development activity going forward.

Emily also works towards developing relationships within the local and regional businesses, including the tourism sector.

She is the first point of contact should you wish to work with the Out There team to produce fundraising events and activities in and around the Drill House and the borough of Great Yarmouth.

Emily also heads up all Out There’s marketing and communications activity, delivering strategic planning and output for projects, core programming and event activity.

She oversees the marketing of the annual Out There Festival as well as communications with partners and stakeholders.

Emily is also a proper potter. Whenever she finds the time, she’ll fire up a kiln and relaxes with some ceramic creations.

Marcin Rodwell

Content Strategist

Although he heads up all of our social media, media content and copy - he is struggling to find the words at the moment.

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Tim Tracey

Production Manager

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Jacob Hewes

Assistant Producer

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Katy Kingston

Development and Participation Manager

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Rima Kaminskaite

House Keeper

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Kay Rose


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