The team behind CIT

CIT is based at Waterside and is supported by the venue’s marketing, technical, gallery, box office and admin teams.

CIT is managed by Richard Evans, who has worked in arts development since 1998 with a range of organisations, including The Design Initiative and Redeye (The Photography Network). Outside of CIT, Richard is a writer, composer and producer.

Theatre commissions and scratch nights are coordinated by Ross Carey, a theatre director, facilitator and project manager in the North West. Ross gained experience as a Young Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Further to directorial work, Ross has project managed theatrical events for Manchester World Children’s Book Day and The Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Visual arts activities are coordinated by Rachel Dargavel-Leafe. Rachel is a graphic designer, project manager and curator. Her exhibition projects at Waterside include R3veal, One Year On, the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive and The Open 2018.