Micaela joined Cowley Road Works this year and has a background in arts fundraising and charity development. Most recently, as a fundraiser for the Story Museum in Oxford she was part of a small team raising funds towards the museum’s £6m capital redevelopment campaign and previously as project manager for Oxford-based community education charity Jacari.
She has lived in Oxford for over 10 years and is continually motivated by the energy and enthusiasm of the organisers, volunteers, participants and supporters of Oxford’s wide-ranging quality arts and community projects and actively champions this community through Cowley Road Works.
She says: “My main aim is to strengthen the long-term future of Carnival so that this, one of the region’s biggest free multicultural community arts events, is still here in another 18 years time. Oxford’s communities deserve great quality, sustainable cultural events that everyone can participate in and enjoy.”