Susan Potter

Susan Potter has a background in creative and cultural learning, with over 25 years of experience working as an artist educator, researcher and curator with museums, galleries and arts organisations across the UK. She has acted as professional mentor to the enquire Artist Bursary Programme and contributed a chapter to The Responsive Museum: Working with Audiences in the 21st Century (Ashgate Publishing, 2006). Arts evaluation commissions include: ‘Look Group Network’ delivered by Tate St Ives to rural communities across Cornwall; ‘Outside In’, hosted by Pallant House Gallery and delivered to marginalised artists across the UK; ‘Catalyst’, delivered by the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts to KS2 teachers across the UK; and ‘Fen Soundscapes’, delivered by Britten Sinfonia to children and young people in rural Fenland. Her current research is focused on the psychology of participating in the arts, and its specific impacts upon individual mental health and wellbeing. She has most recently evaluated ‘InMind’, delivered by the Royal Academy to adults with early onset Alzheimer’s and/or dementia, and is presently Research Manager with Arts on Prescription, a national Public Engagement Foundation Case Study, delivered by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s Foundation for the Arts & Mental Health.