Director of Programmes
Rick is a writer and consultant in the arts, young people and creativity in education. Until July 2006 he was Project Leader of Ignite! at NESTA. Ignite! continues as an independent organisation dedicated to promoting creativity in learning; and Rick is engaged by Ignite! as Director of Programmes and leads on developing new partnerships. In 2007 he led a pilot of Ignition*, a learning programme designed to encourage young people to regard STEM subjects as innately creative. Ignition* is now halfway through a four year programme in the East Midlands and Rick has delivered creative workshops for a number of bodies including the Stephen Lawrence Centre, University of the Arts, BBC and NESTA. In May 2008 Rick was appointed to an Honorary Fellowship at Nottingham University in the School of Education. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.