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Euella Jackson and Jess Bunyan

Euella Jackson (she/her) and Jess Bunyan (she/her) are cultural practitioners who currently serve as co-directors of Rising Arts Agency.

Rising Arts Agency is a community and not-for-profit (CIC) creativiy agency based in Bristol. Led by young underrepresented creative thinkers aged 18-30, they use distinctive ways of working and facilitating, drawing on years of production experience and an intersectional community to do things differently and create meaningful sector change.

Rising Arts Agency grew out of young people’s frustratings with how inaccessible, exclusive and exploitative the creative sector can be. It was founded in 2016 by artist and facilitator Kamina Walton who, after five years of stewardship, intentionaly handed over the leadership to two young people, Jess and Euella. They are actively continuing this tradition of sharing power with young leaders.

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