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Midland Creative Projects Limited is…

Jonathan Davidson, Director

Jonathan Davidson has worked for over twenty-five years in arts management and literature development, including working as a literature officer for local authorities and a director of book festivals. He set-up Midland Creative Projects Limited in 2007. He is joint-founder and Associate Director of the Birmingham Book Festival (now Birmingham Literature Festival) and Chief Executive (p/t) of Writing West Midlands, the region’s Literature Development and Delivery Agency (an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation from 2012). In 2011 he jointly-programmed the Ledbury Poetry Festival. He is a writer. His radio plays are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. His stage adaptation of Mary Webb’s novel, Precious Bane, toured with Interplay Theatre during 2009. His second collection of poetry, Early Train, was published by Smith Doorstop in Autumn 2011. He has performed his poetry widely, including at the 2014 Nicaragua International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua. He is a Fellow of the RSA, a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and The Poetry Society. He jointly-convenes the national Writers’ in Schools Project Managers Network (a NAWE network group). He is Chair of the Artistic Policy Committee of the Belgrade Theatre and on the Board of Directors of Artspace (both in Coventry) and on the Board of Interplay Theatre (Leeds). He lives in Coventry.