Sophie Crocker Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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Artist Facilitator, Creative Producer, Arts Educator, Cultural Programme Management and Community Builder

I am an Artist Facilitator with extensive experience in community art and other socially engaged ways of working. I am also a skilled producer and project manager, with experience in developing new programmes of work and building community relationships. I enjoy working with a wide range of people, ranging from other professional artists, through to school and community groups, and I work with people of all ages.

Whatever my role has been, relationships and people have always been at the heart of my practice and ways of working. My approach is relational and responsive, believing that meaningful engagement comes through co-creation and understanding the interests and needs of participants. I prioritise the development and maintenance of relationships, believing they are fundamental to project success and quality, and am interested in methods of co-creation and co-production. I am passionate about the importance of creative and cultural access and opportunity.


Rubix, Performance, 2020


Betty by Betty Presents, HD monitor, headphone amplifier, headphones, media player, sleeping bag, memory foam., 2019


Welcome, HD monitors, HDMI splitter, media player, speaker, digital print, emulsion, 2019


Schrödinger's Rat, wood, HD monitors, headphones, media players, emulsion, varnish, 2019


Projects and exhibitions


Cultural Investigators research project

31/10/2022 — 23/12/2022

I was commissioned by North Tyneside Cultural Education Partnership to co-produce a research project focussing on young people’s knowledge of the local cultural offer. The outcome of this was develop a toolkit for organisations looking to develop their offer for children and young people. As part of this project, I worked with three schools...

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North Tyneside Details

Cambois Primary

10/10/2022 — 16/12/2022

Worked with Cambois Primary as part of the North East Creativity Collaborative, an Arts Council England initiative. The Creativity Collaboratives initiative has been developed to test approaches to embedding teaching for creativity across all subjects, drawing on the Creative Habits of Mind model developed by Guy Claxton, Bill Lucas and Ellen...

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Cambois, Northumberland Details

Lead Tutor at Northumbria University Art & Design Saturday Club

05/09/2022 — 28/04/2023

Throughout 2022-23, I was the Lead Tutor of Northumbria University’s Art&Design Saturday Club. I led a team of student assistants, supporting them to develop their skills in planning, delivering workshops, and to instil an inclusive and experimental ethos. My focus for the club was facilitating exciting workshops, and creating inclusive...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Conversations with Women: Care

17/01/2022 — 08/07/2022

Additionally, in 2022 I collaborated with artist Georgia Bates and producer Maddy Costa to develop a work that responded to the question, 'What does a city look like that cares about women?' as part of Poet in the City's Herstory festival. At this time, Georgia and I each already worked a women's group, and we worked with them to facilitate...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Details

#inspiredby Commission

10/01/2022 — 30/09/2022

Commissioned by Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership to work with year 5 pupils at Cragside Primary School and co-create an outdoor sculpture project. The brief for this project was to work with the two Year 5 classes to create art work to be installed in a new outdoor learning space. I worked with the children over several months to draw...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Creative Producer on Newbiggin Hall Creates Together

01/10/2021 — 22/02/2023

I worked with multiple partners as the Creative Producer on the Newbiggin Hall Creates Together project, a long term arts and culture project. Core partners on the project were Newcastle Arts Development Team, New Writing North, Action for Children and Arts Connect. When I started, the project was brand new, and a large part of my role was...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Co-created performance with Bethan Williams

15/08/2020 — 31/08/2020

Performance co-created with sculptor Bethan Williams in response to her commission Beatrix and Her Friends. Iterative performance, over three weekends exploring possibilities of audience engagement with Bethan's sculptures which were designed to be interacted with by the audience but couldn't be due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens, Northumberland Details

Schrödinger's Rat @ Scramble

14/03/2020 — 23/03/2020

Schrödinger's Rat at Scramble. Scramble was an exhibition interrupted by COVID 19. Group show from members of the Newbridge Collective Studio 2019-20.

Pineapple Black, Middlesborough Details

Schrödinger's Rat @ Art Houses

17/08/2019 — 18/08/2019

Exhibition of Betty and The Rat sculpture Schrödinger's Rat at ARTHOUSES, Whitley Bay. ARTHOUSES is an artist led project.

ARTHOUSES, Whitley Bay Details

Community Arts Intern

11/08/2019 — 23/08/2019

Devising and delivering eight-day programme of participatory arts workshops for learning disabled adults across art forms including print making, painting, sound recording, models and stop-motion animation. Stop-motion animation based on original fairytale The Crabs, created by The Stars group at Headway Arts working with artist Sophie Crocker.

Headway Arts, Blyth Details

Schrödinger's Rat @ Scaffold

20/06/2019 — 07/07/2019

Exhibition of Betty and The Rat sculpture Schrödinger's Rat at Scaffold. Scaffold was the Northumbria University 2019 degree show.

Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Welcome @ Scaffold

20/06/2019 — 07/07/2019

Betty Presents installation at Scaffold, Northumbria University's 2019 degree show,

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Head, Shoulders, Knees, And?

20/03/2019 — 23/03/2019

Project managed and curated the student exhibition Head, Shoulders, Knees, And ? at Gallery North alongside Olivia Chakraborty and Katie-Ann Jackson.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, And ? delved into ideas around the body. Informed by Queer and Feminist Theory, the work spanned sculpture, photography, video and installation. The exhibition formed...

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Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Artist in Residence series

01/10/2018 — 31/03/2019

Hosting and curated a series of five exhibitions between October 2018 and March 2019, alongside Ria Martin and Bethan Williams. Featuring work by artists: Lucy Watkins, Irene Andreou, Michalakis Georgiou, Phoebe Gollan, Gabriella Fortini, Ashleigh Stores, Zoe Finney, Katie Bell, Olivia Chakraborty, Camille Nguty, Andreas Xenofontos, Evan...

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Hotspur Street, Newcastle upon Tyne Details

Artist Residency @ Barndale House School

15/05/2018 — 26/07/2019

Artist residency alongside Katie Bell at Barndale House School, a SEND school for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. Planning and delivering workshops across art forms including stop-motion animation, photography, print making, painting and sound recording. Stop-motion animation won Northumberland Schools film...

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Barndale House School & Praxis Gallery, Alnwick & Newcastle upon Tyne Details

The Bunker

17/01/2018 — 15/02/2018

The Bunker was a student collective with interests in friendship and the role of peer to peer learning. The Bunker broadcast eight times during the course of Gayle Meikle's A Seat At The Table exhibition January and February 2018, and featured special guests including Juliet Fleming, Georgia Bates, Tommy Keenan and more. Topics discussed over...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Details



Student exhibition. Betty and The Rat performance.

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne Details
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