Helen Trew is originally from Belfast, where her lived experience of the Conflict instilled a commitment to arts activism in peacebuilding. An experienced cultural producer and practitioner in theatre, feature film, heritage and socially engaged projects, she is currently on a sabbatical from arts funder and development public body Creative Scotland, where she is a specialist in equalities, diversity and inclusion. She trained in theatre performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and in Film at Napier University Edinburgh. She is currently studying for an MSc in Equalities and Human Rights at Glasgow University. Helen is also Director of Just Festival and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts Scotland.