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about Culture Shift

Culture Shift was established in 2011 by the people behind Creative Partnerships in Sussex and Surrey.


Partnership remains at the heart of our approach. Our small core team often works alongside freelance creatives, each bringing specific areas of expertise to our projects, click for a list here 

Julia Roberts

Chief Executive officer

Julia is a theatre specialist with a portfolio of experience which includes working as a Performing Arts consultant for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, Creative Agent for Creative Partnerships Sussex and Surrey and Programme Manager and Live Arts Creative Producer for Carousel; a disability arts organisation based in Brighton. 


She works as an artist internationally for The International Schools Theatre Association and is a Theatre Quality Assessor for Arts Council England. 


Within the Culture Shift team, Julia plays a key role in project and partnership development, leading on:


  • Our work with disabled people including The Arts Connect  programme, management of Delta 7 and the development and delivery of Disability Awareness Training 

  • Facilitation projects including work for Theatre Centre, Coastal West Sussex, Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council Adult Services  

  • Event management including the Every Sort Of People Festival 

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Claire fowler

Chief Operating Officer


Claire has over twenty years experience working in the TV broadcast and creative design industry in the UK and Europe.  Her portfolio of experience includes ten years at MTV, managing the operational output of the creative team, Producer at Woolf Olins, a global design and branding agency and Head of Production at Fox Kids Europe. 

sam Seymour

Digital Communication & Data Assistant 

Sam Seymour joined Culture Shift in 2021 as part of a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship. During his apprenticeship Sam supported the delivery of project activities, primarily the Creative Café programme as well as supporting our digital communications and processing data.

In a previous life he gained an Undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University, after which he worked for the Post Office as a Postmaster/Operations Manager.

Sam Seymour
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Luke Reed-George

Project Manager

Luke joined Culture Shift as a Programme Assistant in 2022, after working with us as a coach on our ‘Being our Best selves’ programme. 

Luke has a degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of the West of England (UWE). Before joining the team, Luke worked for The Probation Service for Five years, as a Residential Worker and then a Probation Services Officer.

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