Meet our vibrant Voice Team and find out what they do!
Tom is the Editor for Voice, overseeing all content. He's in charge of editorial planning, editing work from Voice Contributors, and commissioning. From a young age he has held a keen interest in politics, media, and technology. To further explore the three and how they intersect, he undertook a degree in politics and a masters in journalism.
Sienna has been working with Upstart for several years, including on our young advocacy team for Arts Award. She was Assistant Editor at Voice magazine and is passionate about arts inclusion and creative education. She’s now studying for an MA in Conflict Resolution at King’s College London and works with NPOs in research and communications.
Email Sienna at [email protected]
Bhavesh was a founding editor of Voice as an 18-year-old from Oldham determined to make it in the media world. Over six years he acted as Media Editor and Arts Award Editor alongside achieving a degree in TV & Broadcasting and an MSc in Social Anthropology. He is now working for media companies and is a Voice Associate. Read Bhavesh on Voice
Emrys has been involved with youth participation projects for over 15 years. Among his wider business experience Emrys has led the development of the Arts Award Youth Network and Voice website since 2011. He holds an Executive MBA, degree and licentiateship in Management with skills in project planning, financial management and people development. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management where he is also the Chair of the Board. Emrys is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Specifically on training, Emrys was a senior trainer with the Participation Works Partnership creating bespoke courses for local authorities and NGO’s. He has managed numerous training programmes for young people, cultural organisations and third sector organisations including in events management accredited through Arts Award and a programme with South Essex College for NEETs accredited by NCFE.
Administrator & Projects Co-ordinator
Dayna joined the Upstart team in 2021. With her background being in performing arts and specifically, musical theatre, Dayna transferred her passion for the arts and events into arts and project management. Originally from Wales, Dayna moved to London and then the Midlands to pursue her career in the arts and went on to work with multiple Dance and Theatre festivals. As an administrator, she is able to utilise her knowledge of the industry and organisational skills to help the team achieve their long term vision.
You can contact Dayna at [email protected]
Diana is the head of Upstart Projects, the charity which runs Voice. She's enjoyed a long career in the arts education world, including developing the Arts Award programme for the Arts Council. Her goal is to create more opportunities for all young people to enjoy the arts and have their say and she believes Voice magazine is the perfect place to make that happen! Find out more about Upstart Projects and read Diana's views here.
Contact Diana about Upstart Projects at [email protected]