The directors of LV21 Ltd have worked in the creative sector for the past 20 years gaining extensive knowledge of the local market and expertise in managing cultural projects of this scale. As creative practitioners based in Kent both directors are passionate about supporting and contributing to the cultural sector development in the area.
“The Captain” | Päivi Seppälä – Director
Through her art consultancy business Poppana, Päivi has project managed a range of high profile public art projects and delivered curatorial and consultancy services for private and public sector clients both nationally and internationally including Design Forum Finland, Nokia, Crafts Council, Arts Council England, Creative Partnerships, CCE Creativity Culture & Education, Nalgao, NKLAAP, Kent County Council, Medway Council, Medway Renaissance and Dartford, Gravesham, Swale and Thanet Borough Councils.
Paivi is a member of KCC’s Strategic Cultural Commissioning Steering Group as a representative for arts and culture.
“The Skipper” | Gary Weston – Director
Gary is an independent filmmaker, photographer, designer and multimedia content producer. Through his Kent based video production company Spaghetti Weston, he has produced films and digital content for the BBC, UKTV, NHS, Barclays, Design Museum, Royal Opera House, National Express, Network Rail as well as public sector clients including KCC, Medway Council, Screen South, Creativity Culture & Education and Arts Council England. He has also produced film promotions for a number of charities including mcch, Barnardos and the Kent Autistic Trust.
Gary is also a qualified lecturer and has delivered training and film making courses for the BBC and the Media Trust.
To emphasise LV21’s strong community remit and the development of community-based cultural and heritage activity, LV21 ShipMates, a not-for profit arm has been established. Members of LV21 ShipMates represent a diverse group of dedicated individuals with extensive personal and professional experience in the creative arts, non-profit arts organisation management, business and financial management, secondary and higher education, maritime industry, tourism, heritage and voluntary organisations.
LV21 collaborates and works in partnership with diverse creative sector practitioners, groups, organisations, agencies, foundations and other relevant representatives, both professional and voluntary and develop productive business relationships with the various education sectors in the area to deliver innovative cultural projects that affect positive social change.
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