Gayle Sutherland | A Creative Touch
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A Creative Touch was set up by Gayle Sutherland in 2003 to enable her to focus on the work she most enjoys and feels motivated by. As Director, she is likely to be your main contact.

Gayle has worked for over twenty years in the cultural sector, originally for independent arts organisations but quickly moving to project initiation and strategic planning in the arts in local authorities. Following an enjoyable period leading cross authority service re-design and improvement planning for a district council she returned her focus to the cultural sector by developing the cultural strategy for North Yorkshire and setting up A Creative Touch.  

She is passionate about the value, and enjoyment, of good organisational structures and effective planning and evaluation processes - and understands how this can co-exist with innovative creative practice. She has spoken at the British Quality Foundation and other national conferences on implementing change in organisations. Gayle has recently been awarded a learning bursary to explore innovative uses of digital communication tool, supported by one of Europe's foremost experts on digital media Ewan McIntosh of

When appropriate Gayle works in partnership with a network of highly experienced consultants and practitioners, to ensure the right expertise for each contract. Recently this has included architect Christoph Oschatz, researcher Louise Comerford Boyes of University of Bradford, cultural programmer Sally Lockey and marketing consultant Alison Lister.

Contact Gayle for more information, or to see her profile and CV.


"I have worked with Gayle for a number of years and she is always top of my list in the field of evaluation.

She brings a unique and insightful approach, always thorough, collaborative and open-minded about how creativity can work in participatory contexts." 

Emily Barber, Director & Producer
Contact Gayle Sutherland at A Creative Touch Site By Design Farm -
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