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Aaron Wright

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Artistic Director

Aaron Wright took up the role of Artistic Director of Fierce in April 2016. He is a curator and producer of Live Art and formerly worked as Programmes Manager at the Live Art Development Agency (London), following an initial traineeship funded by the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme in 2010. At LADA he co-curated international programmes of Live Art and spoke regularly on the subject. Aaron has also worked as a guest curator and consultant programmer for the National Theatre, The Arches and Cambridge Junction, as well as co-producing club night Knickerbocker at The Yard Theatre. Aaron also worked with performance artist The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein and is a member of the Steakhouse Live collective. He is a trustee of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Pippa Frith

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Festival Producer

Pippa is an award-winning Independent producer based in Birmingham. Primarily she produces theatre, but has also worked in live art, dance, music, spoken word and circus. She likes to work that sits on the boundaries, and challenges preconceptions about the world around us. She works with a wide range artists to develop and tour new work, including Francesca Millican-Slater, Stephanie Ridings, Benji Reid, Babakas, Mohammed Ali, Centric and more.

She is Co-Producer for well-loved regional work-in-progress platform PILOT Nights and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University.

Catherine Groom

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General Manager

Catherine has been working for Fierce since the beginning of 2017 alongside various other arts producing and charity sector roles including for Birmingham’s Local Arts Fora through Number 11 Arts. She is passionate about engaging people through extraordinary experiences.

Katie Treharne

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Assistant Producer

Katie is a final year student in English at the University of Birmingham. Alongside her studies, Katie works as an assistant travel editor for The National Student where she also writes a variety of travel, culture, and opinion articles. After graduating from university, she plans to travel and work abroad. Interested in arts and culture, she is working at Fierce on an internship set up through her university.

Work Placements

Work Experience and Placements Policy

Fierce understands the importance of work experience to young people with ambitions to work in the arts and aims to provide placement opportunities that will support and develop the next generation of arts professionals.

In fitting with the ethos and vision of Fierce, we aim for all placements to be non-exploitative and open to young people from a range of backgrounds.

Here are blog posts from previous young people who have been on placement with us:

James Deaville –

Maud Haddon –

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