• Arti Prashar

    Artistic Director/CEO

    Arti has been Spare Tyre's Artistic Director/CEO since 2006. She is a Winston Churchill Fellow 2013 researching spirituality, dementia and ageing, a Fellow of the RSA, and a Fellow at the Centre of Contemporary Theatre at Birkbeck University.

    Under Arti’s leadership and vision, Spare Tyre has developed its inclusive creative practice championing diverse voices. She has a strong  commitment to collaborative participatory art, nurturing the creative impulse that leads to personal and political fulfilment.

  • Louise Coles

    Interim Executive Director

    Louise joined us on a part-time basis in July 2018, she manages the business and fundraising side of the charity. Louise has worked in arts management for over 30 years. Previous roles have included CEO for the Actors Centre, Admin Director for Hoipolloi, and Development Director of Discover. 

    Louise co-founded Kazzum, a company focused on young people and the arts and has sat on various Boards including the Selby Community Centre in Tottenham. She spends much of her spare time walking her beloved dog.

  • Gemma Williams

    General Manager

    Gemma joined Spare Tyre as General Manager in 2017 and is involved in tour booking, outreach work, projects and company administration. Before Spare Tyre, Gemma’s roles include producing and project management for BASCA award winning composer Jocelyn Pook, public engagement consultant and evaluator for Imagining Autism at the University of Kent, and as project development and administrative consultant at Tract & Touch, who create artworks based on the power of the human voice. Gemma is also a founder member of The Galloping Cuckoos performance ensemble. 

  • Isaac Ngugi

    Associate Director

    Isaac has been involved in community arts for over 20 years in a variety of fields including: physical theatre training and direction, social inclusion projects, and primary creative curriculum (both mainstream and SEN). He co-founded Unclassified Arts, a physical theatre company concentrating on access to arts provision in the community, particularly for those who are marginalised in society, touring internationally with both performances and workshops. He joined Spare Tyre as Associate Director in 2017, having worked with them as a facilitator, mentor and director since 2004. 

  • Sarah Dormer

    Project Manager & Marketing Officer

    Sarah joined Spare Tyre in June 2017 working as the Project Manager for ST40, and in July 2018 also became our Marketing Officer. ST40 is a Heritage Lottery funded project that documents and celebrates the 40-year history of Spare Tyre.

    Previously she worked for Shape Arts, a disability-led arts organisation, on their NDACA (National Disability Arts Collection & Archive) project. Sarah enjoys finding creative solutions to provide access to the arts for everyone.