Reece Williams

Reece is a Trustee at Contact (Manchester Young Peoples’ Theatre Trust) an organisation dedicated to the empowerment of young people through the arts, currently serving as the Chair of the Resources Committee. He is Peer Mentor on The Agency, a project delivered by Contact and The Battersea Arts Centre, which empowers young people from economically and socially deprived communities to create projects which foster change. Reece has extensive experience as a writer, performer and arts project manager. He joined Manchester-based poetry collective Young Identity (YI) in 2007, becoming their Project Administrator in 2008, as well as working and performing with the likes of Saul Williams, Kate Tempest, The Last Poets and the late Amiri Baraka. Reece is passionate about youth engagement, cultural policy and race relations and embeds peer mentoring and the advocacy of active citizenship through the arts into his professional practice.

Photograph by Joel Chester Fildes