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Amy Zamarripa Solis

Communications Manager

Bio
Amy has worked in communications, fundraising and management in arts, culture and creative sectors for over 20 years. Prior to joining the Foundation, Amy has worked for a wide range of charities, businesses and organisations, from tech start ups and grassroots community groups to national and international bodies including Arts Council England.

For the past four years, she has run her own arts management and production company, supporting and developing art and cultural work that promotes social cohesion, equality and diversity.

Amy was born in Austin, Texas. She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, NY and qualifications from University of the Arts London and Trust for Developing Communities. She is also founder of voluntary Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) literature organisation Writing Our Legacy. She sits on several arts boards and BAME focused groups including Audioactive, Disability Arts Online, New Writing South and Milton Keynes Islamic Arts & Culture Organisation.

Role
Amy is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s communications including press, print and digital marketing, social media and advocacy, from strategic planning to on the ground delivery.

Ask her about
Digital. Seaside regeneration. Literature. Electronic music.

We love East London
East London is a vibrant place for food, art and culture, music, community life and more. She loves the myriad of eclectic venues such as Hackney Museum, Rich Mix and nighttime venues, as well as the many diverse arts, culture and heritage organisations in the area. For her, places are always about the people, first and foremost.

Did you know…
Amy is a writer and is working on a short story collection and artist film about her childhood Mexican-American neighbourhood of Austin, Texas.

Articles by Amy Zamarripa Solis

Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund: Medium & Large Grant Schemes open today

New grant schemes offer up to £50,000 for East London communities..read more

6 October 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

The Foundation’s Round Up of Black History Month 2020 events in East London

October 2020 is set to be an exciting month for Black History Month, with a lots of arts, culture and heritage activity lined up in Hackney Newham, an..read more

5 October 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Covid-19 & Resilience Resources: Foundation Round Up of Arts & Culture Funding, Commissions and Opportunities

During these rapidly changing times, we are currently developing new ways to flexibly support our local communities through our upcoming programmes...read more

25 September 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

New Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund launches small grant scheme

A small grant scheme to kickstart projects, business and start ups and people’s employment opportunities through skills and qualifications...read more

25 September 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Diversity in the arts and culture: Why London Pride isn’t just a festival

London is internationally famous for its annual London Pride festival, attracting millions. But did you know East London boroughs celebrate all year r..read more

12 September 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Refugees are welcome: how East London holds refugee stories & history

East London’s vibrant neighbourhoods were created through centuries of migration and incoming nationalities, including refugees...read more

29 July 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

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