Our Team

ADRIAN GRANT
Founder

Adrian has worked in the media and entertainment industry for over 30 years, and set up the Visionary Arts Foundation to make positive social changes via creative endeavours, and give opportunities to a new generation of young talent.

It his dream to see unified communities blending harmoniously with a diverse society that can work together in creating equal opportunities, breaking down barriers, and inspiring young people to dream, achieve and succeed.

MARIA THOMPSON
Marketing Manager

Maria has a wealth of experience supporting young people in various youth settings from local authorities services, schools, colleges, pupil referral units, youth offending, hostels and care homes. She has covered a range of youth work throughout her career, from front-line delivery to managing and supervising youth workers, sessional workers, social workers, and careers advisors.

With her extensive experience within social services, life coaching and careers advice and guidance, She has built strategy and youth programmes directly for the London Boroughs of Westminster, Hackney, Lambeth and Croydon. Combining her expertise for youth work, self- development, marketing and the creative arts.

NICHOLAS WALKER
Partnership Manager

Nick firmly believes that anything done exceptionally well becomes Art. There is something deeply satisfying and inspiring about seeing individuals, who are clearly in their element, perform or produce art.

He is passionate about forging the relationships and connections between people and organisations that create the environment conducive to nurturing and realising this level of self-expression.

EMILY JUPP
Editor

Emily is a features and arts writer and editor, TV writer and playwright. She has a decade of experience writing for newspapers, websites and magazines including The Independent, The Stage, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, Wired, The Times, the Pool and WhatsonStage.