Gaia holds 13+ years’ experience working in arts management within the creative industries. As an Independent Evaluator and Researcher, Gaia has worked with leading organisations in the arts and music sector nationally, including In Between Time, Artes Mundi, Open Up Music, Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter and Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts. Her skills include audience development, community research, project management, fundraising, business planning and strategy. Gaia holds a Fine Art Masters Degree from the University of Leeds, and is particularly passionate about inclusion, sustainability and learning in the arts. She is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees at MAP Charity (Music and Arts Production Leeds), an alternative provider in cultural education and arts centre.