Who we are

About CultureMix Arts

CultureMix Arts is an international music and carnival arts company based in Berkshire, UK. We encourage participation and development offering employment opportunities in  the music industry and the carnival sector.

An Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (ACE NPO) CultureMix Arts has it’s roots in African Caribbean culture from steel pan music and Carnival masquerade of Trinidad and Tobago to Jamaican reggae music.

As a not for profit organisation our focus is on the professional development of young people seeking a career in the creative industries. Internship and work experience programmes offer training in business, finance, tutoring and event management.

Mary Genis FRSA

Clore Fellow Mary Genis is the Artistic Director and Founder of CultureMix Arts, passionately promoting participation in Carnival arts and music inspired by different cultures.

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Paul Jr Watson

Paul Jr Watson is the Music Director at CultureMix Arts identifying and nurturing talent, developing new concepts and contributing to strategic business growth.

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Nathifa Jordan

As the Business Director at CultureMix Arts Nathifa Jordan contributes to the growth and development of company operations, finance, training and work experience.

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Don Chandler

Don Chandler is a Grammy award winning Music Industry Specialist supporting young artists with the best opportunities to fulfil their potential as professional musicians.

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Lea Kidd

Lea Kidd is the music education tutor delivering steel pan music lessons for curriculum and steel band clubs to children at schools across Berkshire.

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RASPO Steel Orchestra

Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra is the cornerstone CultureMix Arts project offering professional development for young people and performance opportunities for all generations.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supports the strategic development, growth and sustainability of CultureMix Arts as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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