Mel Larsen's notes - keynote speaker

Being Happy Together

Mel Larsen talks about her personal experiences of happiness, theories of happiness and explores their relationship to diversity and social responsibility.

About Mel

Mel is an Arts Marketing Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer. Her 20 year career in the arts includes working as Administrator for touring company Black Mime Theatre and Marketing Officer for Talawa Theatre Company before joining ‘A.R.T.S.’ consultancy firm as a full-time consultant. With A.R.T.S she conducted feasibility research on several audience development agencies and major new building and refurbishment projects. As an independent consultant for the last 9 years her clients have included Arts Council England, The Australian Arts Council, Creative New Zealand, Audiences Central and The British Council.

Mel also has two fine art degrees and has founded and led several voluntary community projects such as, the Streatham Festival, an annual community arts event in South London ( She is co-director of Oggle Everything ( a company set up to profile and sell the work of talented independent designer-makers.