About Who we are Staff Charlotte Chapman Charlotte has worked in Learning & Participation for over ten years across the South West, Wales and the South East. Originally born in London, she grew up in East and West Africa before returning to London aged eight. She has always enjoyed travel and taught in New Zealand at Auckland Girls Grammar School, managing the Design Department, and has run projects in Tamil Nadu, India and Accra, Ghana. Charlotte was lead artist on the participatory research project ‘Dead & Buried’, funded by the ARHC, with the Centre for Death & Society at Bath University, researching young people’s response to Natural Burial Methods currently practiced in the UK. She was awarded an Artist International Development Fund (ACE/BC) researching participatory approaches by Ghanaian artists. Working with a group of young people on an installation, ‘Perceptions of Death’, for Chale Wote Street Arts Festival. More recently, Charlotte was the Creative Learning Manager for Creative Youth Network and the Participation Manager for Canterbury Festival. She lectured at the University of South Wales in Creative & Therapeutic Arts and currently lectures at Canterbury Christ Church University on the MA Arts & Cultural Management. Folkestone Museum has recently acquired a collection of Charlotte's work which was completed during a remote residency at ’35-37 Gallery’, Folkestone. The collection is a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the first national lockdown in March 2020. The collection includes a large installation with quotes from two hundred and fifty residents about their experiences of the pandemic and lockdown. Charlotte spends her free time enjoying the sea; swimming or paddle boarding and walking with her dog.