Katie is the Development Coordinator for Solihull CEP.
She is currently working on:
Creative Youth Consultation
'Core Young Professionals', creative careers event
'My Community, My Heritage, My Place' new communities festival.
Tea Party for schools and arts professionals
Schools gallery exhibition
DANCE DEVELOPMENT LEADERS GROUP- Project Manager
Following the success of her role as Senior Ambassador of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire sub-region, Katie is now working as Project Manager on the DDLG & Critical Mass Whats Next project.
This project works across 3 strands of activity:
Network Leadership & Advocacy
Learning & Skills Development
Sustainability & Resilience.
Katie is the working as Producer on behalf of Glimpse to deliver their Climate Activation, 'Climate Nans Caravan'.
Climate Nan has been touring the UK, listening to people’s fears and hope’s around climate change in their local areas.
She pops up in local areas to be a friendly and familiar ear - people are invited to have a chat, a cup of tea, write a postcard to their MP and then, if they’re up for it, record a podcast chat with Climate Nan.
Part of the We Are Here campaign, putting communities at the heart of climate change.
For The Love Of Stuff
Katie is working as Assistant Producer on Earth-bounds new outdoor show 'For The Love of Stuff'. The show tells the story of a fantastical future where the stuff we own has become more important that what we feel. It uses movement, theatre and song to address the ongoing climate emergency and address the issues of society’s throwaway mindset.
'For the Love of Stuff' will be touring across the UK from summer 2023
Across November 2022 -April 2023 Katie represented the Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG) as the Senior Ambassador of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire sub-regional network.
She is worked alongside DanceFest to connect dance professionals in the region and develop partnerships and opportunities for activity for the wider West Midlands Dance Sector.
Katie is the Arts Ambassador Schools Coordinator, working on behalf of Arts Connect. The role supports the Windsor Academy Trust and CADMUS Federation networks to offer opportunities to the young people within their schools.
On behalf of Staffordshire Council, The We Are Staffordshire Young Person Working Group has been charged with inspiring our county’s children and young people, so that they may also feel the same sense of pride. Katie has been commissioned to deliver workshops across Staffordshire that answers the question 'What does Staffordshire mean to you?". The workshops will be in both physical theatre and creative writing and work towards celebrating Staffordshire day on1st May
Katie was commissioned by The Mighty Creatives to engage young people from Hodge Hill college in a youth consultation project, using physical theatre as the means of creative enquiry.
Through February and March, the students developed their skills and co-created a piece of theatre exploring the challenges young people face today, which was performed at the MAC, Birmingham 16th March.
Katie has been funded by Solihull MBC as part of their 'Small is Beautiful Commissions' to curate a creative writing zine that celebrates Solihull and its people.
The book has been co-written by Solihull communities, following a series of creative workshops led by Katie. The zine will be released at the launch of the 'Core Creatives' hub in Solihull 9th February.
The Green Man is a National Trust event, produced by Glimpse.
A week long pilot residency taking over an independent Evesham Pub to promote local climate action through various artistic enquiries.
This event is part of Great Big Green Week, the UK’s biggest celebration of community climate action.
This is Our Home
A collection of stories, poetry, memories and musings, written by communities across Dudley in response to a series of creative writing workshops lead by Katie. The zine is available for free at various locations across Dudley, including online.
This book has been funded by Dudley Metropolitan Council, and supported by Creative Black Country as part of Arts Council Englands Creative People and Places scheme and CoLab Dudley.
Across spring and summer of 2022, Katie worked alongside Conflux Events on various large scale works across the Midlands. These have included Stage Manager and Production Assistant at Coventry Queens Baton Relay celebrations, Leicester Caribbean Carnival and Coventry 2022 International Children's Games.
An ambitious public art project by Imagineer Productions and Orit Azaz that saw artists, designers, engineers and communities from across the UK, and internationally, come together to explore the potential of UK grown bamboo.
Funded by Arts Council England, Birmingham 2022 Festival and the British Council
Breaking Boundaries- Anything is Possible!
A dance and digital programme produced by Katie Holtom on behalf of Creative Academies Network and delivered by Flexus Dance Collective as part of their #WeArePowerful campaign.
Funded by Arts Connect and University of Wolverhampton's Multi Academy Trust as part of their Arts Ambassador school network programme.
As part of Wolverhamptons Offsite9, Pop-Up Lives is a projection mapped pop-up book, co-created with children from West Park Primary, and showcased for families at Whitmore Reans Library.
Commissioned by Creative Black Country as part of Arts Council Englands Creative People and Places Scheme, and supported by Paycare
Powered by Creative Academies Network and produced by Katie Holtom, HomeGrown31 is a catalyst for supporting the futures of young people from all backgrounds, helping them to feel creatively and socially empowered. It encompasses a range of arts and cultural programmes, that target young and aspiring creatives from across the Black Country and Birmingham.
Projects are supported by Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Youth Music, Sandwell Council, SCVO
Festival of Creativity
A 3 day interdisciplinary arts festival programmed by, with and for young people across North Lincolnshire.
The Festival of Creativity 2021, an ArtLincs (North Lincolnshire’s Local Cultural Education Partnership) initiative, has been made possible with thanks to funding from Arts Council England, with partnership investment from North Lincolnshire Council, North Lindsey College and University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL), part of DN Colleges Group, North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust, The Ropewalk, Scunthorpe Pentagon Rotary Club and voluntary time from North Lincolnshire Arts Forum.
Beyond Borders is a region-wide participation Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG) project that has brought together 13 dance artists, 13 aspiring young leaders, over 130 young people, 3 digital artists and a variety of specialists to collaborate and produce original work in response to the theme #OnewithNature
Supported by DanceXchange
With thanks to Arts Connect, Arts Council England & Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and Supported by China Plate Theatre as part of #ItGetsLighterFromHere (2020); a national campaign to provide moments of happiness and hope during what was an incredibly challenging and unprecedented time for the industry.