Meet the team
The people that make it all possible
Founder & CEO
Culture crazy with a championing cheerleading ferocity for Beeston. For 40 years Marysia has worked in PR, Marketing, Promotions, Customer Service and Event Management in the hotel, travel, hospitality industry as well as the public and private sectors.
"Heritage Tourism and Arts Promotions are my passions."
Mikael is a part of the digital revolution of the art world. He has helped galleries and artists with website building, digital marketing, social media presence, online brand building, video creation and much more. Coming on board in 2021, Mikael hopes to help ACT go even
further in their digital reach by focusing on design, communication, and analysis. He is especially looking forward to rebuilding the website and to introducing a virtual gallery.
Photographer & Blogger
Now calling Beeston home, Inna joined the team as a volunteer in January 2019. From April 2021, she is now actively involved in freelance tourism and events photography assignments, and enjoying applying new fine art editing and Photoshop techniques.
Creative Contributor & Digital Marketing
Dawn joined the team as a volunteer in January 2019 being a Creative Contributor. Having a skilled Administrative & Customer Service background, she is now merging her creative talents into the world of Digital Marketing.
Social Media Coordinator
Mandy is from Heage, Derbyshire. She joined the team in March and during the lockdown of 2021 she became a Creative Volunteer contributor and Social Media coordinator for ACT. She has since assisted in furthering their social media presence. Mandy is an award-winning artist and she enjoys all things creative within art and design, such as commissioned artworks and interior murals.
Volunteer Creative & Researcher
Yasmin is a Media, Film & TV graduate from Nottingham Trent University and has a real passion for culture and tourism. Having worked with ACT during 2019 as an intern for our Cultures Crossing events, she joined the ACT team again as a volunteer in September 2020 after completing her studies.
Much appreciated contribution by our Kickstart part-time employee Fern-Louise
Sutton within the field of digital research. We are happy that she has now moved on to a full time position in London.
Fon Steele was our second valued kickstart employee who left at the end of July.
In June, ACT had tremendous Grads4Nottm challenge team support from Nottingham Trent University graduates for two weeks - Sophie Roger, Suzanne Ager, Ben Fong, Anthea Ibi-Oyibodudu, Sandra Fajuyigbe - during which time they created a range of merchandise, design development, packaging and pricing; aided in the launch of the e-online shop (legal considerations and shipping), and aided in the development of artist and business partnerships.
In June, ACT welcomed 5 MSc students from Nottingham Business School (Nottingham Trent Univ) for six weeks - Shams Adam, Stephen Gray, Keith Chatsika, Ian Mitchell & Nakuul Bharadwaj for their Project Study Experience on the Ghost Bus project. The Ghost Bus (short films) project exhibits the power of combining visual and musical arts and teaches people to see beyond the “ordinary”. It is educational and environmental as it encourages us to take the time to discover the stories our environment can tell us regarding climate change
and its effects. Their aim was to commercialise the Ghost Bus film by getting sponsorship to show it digitally in 4 African countries to the highest audience possible, while also establishing the viability and business risks associated with entering the international markets of Ghana, Angola, Rwanda and South Africa. They were awarded a High Distinction for their work 22nd July.
In September Art Culture Tourism was established as a Community Interest Company with a team of Non-Executive Directors.
In January, four Nottingham Trent University 2nd year undergraduates joined ACT until April as volunteers to assist in our monthly Cultures Crossing events and were trained in writing press releases and blogging. At the same time Dawn Lindson and Inna Schutts joined as ACT volunteers.
Our Chairman 2014-2016
Paul Boyd – Educator, Photographer & Dept for Education Consultant (Engineering & Design Technology) - continues his company Boyd Education with his wife Julie.
2013 - 2014
Founder and CEO Marysia Zipser worked closely with Shalen Fu, volunteer ACT Assistant. Shalen Fu was a University of Nottingham/Ningbo, an international exchange student of Journalism & Communications. She is currently studying for her PhD Chinese Cultures in London 2019-2021.
We are inviting applications from students and volunteers to help us with our blog, website, podcasts and events in exchange for mentoring opportunities with Marysia.
Interested? please get in touch!
"Honest and expert diplomatic communication opens all gateways - whatever your quest or mission"
- Marysia Zipser 1998