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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

Recruitment now open for cultural production curriculum The Pattern

19 January 2021
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Round 1 of Small Grant Scheme awards £102,004 to 21 projects

Round 1 of Small Grant Scheme awards £102,004 to 21 projects..read more

21 December 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Proposals wanted for Stratford Waterfront Engagement and Learning Programme Commission

11 December 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Mayor of London launches ‘Make London’ £500k crowdfunding initiative

Pitch your creative ideas to help 'Make London' a stronger city after COVID-19! ..read more

4 December 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Pronouns and why language matters for inclusion, diversity and equality

As an employer and funder, it’s important to use language that will create an inclusive environment..read more

19 November 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Growing a tash for Movember? Here’s to International Men’s Day

Today we’re marking International Men’s Day on 19 November..read more

19 November 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

We’re recruiting an Interim Director of Development

The Foundation is recruiting an Interim Director of Development..read more

10 November 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Upcoming funding events — Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund

Join a funding event this November and find out how to apply to Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund...read more

30 October 2020
Amy Zamarripa Solis

Winner of £50,000 Cultural Innovation Fusion Prize Announced

Winner of £50,000 Cultural Innovation Fusion Prize Announced..read more

29 October 2020
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

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