Bec Fearon

Bec Fearon whistled before she walked, an early indication of musical leanings, which led her to study a BMus Hons at the University of Surrey. This led to a career in arts education, initially for the London Festival Orchestra and then the RC Sherriff Rosebriars Trust, an arts development organisation in Surrey. In 2004 Bec moved to Liverpool to work at Bluecoat, a contemporary arts centre with an innovative approach to participatory practice. As Head of Participation Bec developed several ground-breaking programmes including the celebrated Blue Room project for adults with learning disabilities and the ART Valley programme of community arts development. In 2014 Bec took up the new role of Head of Engagement at Bluecoat and is enjoying the challenge of maximising the combined impact of front of house, marketing and participation on Bluecoat’s existing and potential audiences. (Updated 2016)