Heidi Murphy

Creative Director/

Heidi is an acclaimed theatre maker, and has produced work for institutions around the UK, from the Burns Birthplace Museum, Birmingham REP and the RSC. 

Since moving into learning and participation, Heidi has pioneered community lead methods of working; and skills building through the arts; working for organisations such as mac Birmingham. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and researched community learning with Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

As Creative Director at CAGED Arts, she has a key role in planning and delivering projects; from initial meetings to completing funding bids and evaluating how young people grow from the work we do. 


Rory McGhie

Arts and Social Development/

Rory works in disruptive innovation; working to bring participant centred working methods to young people. 

He works primarily delivering projects for children and young people with learning differences across the Midlands; using non verbal methods to create inclusive arts. 

Rory has worked with companies such as The Play House, Open Theatre, Murcurial Arts, and Outspoken Theatre Company to produce high quality performance and programmes that put young people at the heart of important conversations and issues. 


Justyn Cooper

Community Arts Management Intern

Justyn is a workshop facilitator and our community arts management intern. 

After training at the Birmingham School of Acting, he is using his internship to explore how the arts can be used to discuss issues such as racial inequality and intersectional feminism in a way that is engaging and useful to participants. 

He is a workshop facilitator for the national citizen service (NCS) and has worked at the Courtyard theatre in Hereford. At CAGED he supports projects and works on different ways to engage communities. 

Also on the team....

Jess Davies


Jess is a Redditch based artist passionate about community arts. She runs a number of events and workshops at the P CafĂ© in Stirchley, where she started their spoken word night. She is a member of Beatfreeks/Apples and Snakes young poetry collective, Bellows and is a former member of mac Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Collective, a group of exceptional interdisciplinary young artists. 

Carl Sealeaf


Carl Sealeaf is very tall. Carl is also a digital arts mastermind. Founder and director of Pangaea Poetry Ltd, an organisation which runs an annual online slam which sees over 40,000 people across the world engage with multilingual poetry every July, Carl is passionate about breaking down barriers to conversation through the arts. As a respected poet Carl has graced stages across the UK and has worked with organisations including the University of Warwick and Apples and Snakes.