Joanne Wain – CEO and Executive Director
How long have you been with IOU and what has been your highlight?
“I’ve been part of the IOU team since 2014, contributing to over 40 productions and events. There have been many highlights, from the successful transformation of a double-decker bus into a rear-facing mobile auditorium for Rear View, to conducting workshops, with a personal favourite being ‘how to stick things together.’ I appreciate the diversity of my role, from simple tasks to more complex ones, from meeting audiences or managing shoots from the front of a train using an IOU-engineered camera rig.”
Tell us about your professional journey before joining IOU?
Tell us about any stand out productions or exhibits you’ve experienced that left their mark on you?
“My passion for music was significantly influenced by the ‘90s acid-house music scene in Manchester and the North of England. Electronic music was already a part of my life, from artists like Brian Eno to David Bowie and Bauhaus, even before the music scene’s emergence.”
“My journey in outdoor arts began as a project assistant with Improbable Theatre and World Famous premiere of Sticky in 1999. This production remains a memorable part of my artistic journey, marking a pivotal moment in my career.”