Spotlight on CCG Members - Gabriella Zavoli - January 2021

Spotlight on CCG Members - Gabriella Zavoli - January 2021

Jan, 6 2021

Two decades in a number of both philanthropic and culturally engaging organisations can really mould a person and give them the essential skills and confidence to develop successfully and really progress into their next career goals.

That is exactly what this month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ has done, Birmingham based Gabriella Zavoli. Let us learn more about this unique person.

Before we can get to the present we need to rewind to the past. Throughout Gabriella’s twenty year journey she dipped her toe in a couple of creative roles. The first of which was when she was the Director of a UK wide music management and promotions company working with musicians producing large scale festivals, tours and shows, a role which, in the present climate would be dormant.

The second saw her work for Soho House Museum in Handsworth, Birmingham the former home of Mathew Boulton, founder of the Lunar Society and Soho Manufactory, Foundry and Mint alongside James Watt. This is a real interest for Gabriella as she is fascinated with the Lunar Society’s pursuits, aims and objectives.

Her other interests reveal a real love for the history of cinema and the episodic nature of film, how life and art intertwine. Yet her area of expertise is the beginnings of the industrial revolution in the Midlands and evolution of industry, science, medicine, art and philanthropy.

Gabriella embraces new and interesting opportunities and appreciates the beauty of travelling and learning about people and places.

Her current role is BASW Heritage Project Coordinator and Project Manager for large scale bid funded projects. She has great enthusiasm for participation and learning believes the key to this is experiential engagement through interactive learning and resource development.  She has had the privilege of working with young people and community groups in museums and historic houses to bring people together, working with external and internal stakeholders and experts by experience.

With 20 years’ experience in an arts, community engagement and heritage setting working for:-

  • Museums
  • Historic houses
  • Charities
  • Not for profit organizations.

Gabriella remains humble about her achievements in these closing words,

“The wealth of life for me is about experimenting with new art forms and creating opportunities through this. I speak a number of languages, culture and heritage and the celebration of this are so important and I believe strongly in equality, communication and accessibility for all, this is a subject close to my heart and key components in everything I do”.

We warmly welcome you to the CCG and look forward to discovering more about your two decades of work experience.

^Alex Ashworth CCG Blogger