Dr Julia Calver is a senior lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality. Julia has worked extensively in the arts sector, both operationally in festival and arts management as well as strategically developing creative partnerships between the creative and education sectors at Arts Council England. She continues to run festivals and events and is currently Chair of Saltaire Inspired, the arts event organisation in Saltaire World Heritage Site.
She is currently reviewing the Yorkshire Festival Network based at the UK Centre for Event Management. Based on this she was invited to work in Gothenburg, Sweden with the arts development department in establishing their regional festival network.
Julia is Level 6 Leader of the BA (Hons) Events Management course; a member of the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) and School champion for student enterprise. Her teaching Modules include :
Julia’s research interest involves exploring organisational ecologies, networks and leadership within the creative events sector. In 2016 Julia was awarded an Early Career Fellowship to investigate the state of circus events in the lead up to the 250th anniversary of the birth of circus in the UK in 2018.