JENNY Williams from Eastbourne has received the MBE for services to culture and creativity during Covid.

She joined the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne as a Trustee in March.

Jenny lives in Eastbourne and is currently Director of Revoluton, Luton’s ACE funded Creative People and Places project.

She is also Founding Director of Take the Space set up in 2006 as a creative production hub for Black and multi-ethnic talent; as well as an Heritage Fund Consultant on the Register of Support Services (ROSS) supporting Heritage Fund supported projects around the country.

Prior to this, Jenny held numerous senior positions within the arts and public sectors including Head of Diversity, Arts Council England, National Office; Cultural Diversity Officer, Arts Council England South East; Clore Fellow 2007-9; Education and Community Director The Tricycle; and Arts Development lead for Mid Sussex District and Wandsworth Borough Councils; as well as her first job in the arts sector as Fundraising Officer for English Touring Opera.