Who are you?
I’m Suzanne Rose, Programme Manager
What is your role?
I oversee anything pertaining to the Ardent Hare programme, so that includes supporting artists with their professional development, managing projects and events, developing resources and ideas.
What did you do before joining Ardent Hare?
I have worked in arts development for many years in various settings, including local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and schools. I worked for Shape in London, prior to relocating to Sussex in 2001, escaping city life for the sea. I also work for Arts Award as a Moderator.
What inspires you?
My boys are a constant source of amazement and inspiration. The sea and an endless horizon. Working with people who love what they do.
Who is your favourite creative person?
Ooh tricky one, my partner is a musician and a very talented guy so he’d get my vote.
What’s the best thing about ardent hare?
The people, the passion, the inspiration and creativity – oops that’s four things!
What else do you do?
I enjoy hanging out with my boys. It’s hectic, lego fuelled fun.
When I’m not working for ardent hare, I’m also a florist and specialise in wedding flowers. I recently retrained (with loads of support and encouragement from Dada-South) and fulfilled a life long dream. So if I’m not at my desk, I’m in my studio surrounded by gorgeous sweet scented blooms. Bliss.
What would you say to a disabled artists starting out in their creative career?
Be confident, believe in yourself and your talents and seek out those people who can support you on your journey.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Wonderwoman – I spent many happy hours as a child endlessly spinning round in circles in my homemade Wonderwoman outfit and pretending to save the world!
What is your most treasured possession?
A white beaded bracelet, a gift from my son.
What is your favourite quote?
“The point of life is life” Goethe
What is your favourite word?
Sum up Ardent Hare in just one word?
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