With a primary focus on fundraising, the overarching theme of Barbara's role is to let people know about SAA-uk and to invite them into the SAA-uk family! The role is not limited, as Barbara's tasks will often involve structuring programmes, events, working with partners, local newspapers and other websites, working on both non-digital and digital engagement supporting the promotion of SAA-uk. Another important part of Barbara's role is facilitating a relationship with the University of Leeds, to help encourage culture on campus and to connect more deeply with the city.
What SAA-uk means to Barbara:
“When I think about SAA-uk, I think of something that's very welcoming - it's an organisation that has a face and a soul. I always see people coming back, people who experienced this space in whatever way– it keeps that positive feeling of community and togetherness, that to me is the “thing” about SAA-uk that keeps people coming back.”
In Barbara's spare time…
Barbara's curiosity always has her exploring different things, but she has always had a passion for music, and has more recently revisited her guitar playing skills! Barbara sees music as a way to connect with others; a ‘communal hobby' that's a part of being with family. Barbara also enjoys drawing, painting, different forms of visual art, as well as watching movies and TV shows.