Aviva Leeman

2018 Fellow

Aviva is the founder of Everybody, a social enterprise connecting families of kids with additional needs to have everyday fun, in everyday places, alongside everybody else.

Aviva was a 2018 Fellow. For the frontline phase, she was placed with Origin Housing, and she helped deliver a consultancy project for the Makeshift Foundation.

Educated in Communication Art and Design (MA RCA / BA Camberwell College of Art), Aviva’s work sits at the intersection between public art, participatory strategies and design methodologies. Commissions include artsdepot, Hatfield House, Museum of St Albans, Battersea Pump House, County Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Norwich Castle Museum; alongside residencies in schools and on regeneration initiatives. Her PhD project researches how experiencing text materially and spatially affects our construction of meaning.

She synthesizes her arts practice with work in arts management, exhibitions and education; and has experience in volunteer development.

As Mum to Dexter, who has Down Syndrome, she understands how small interventions in language and environment can significantly affect lived experience. Driven by a desire for quality communal engagement within and with our public spaces, she is exploring how the arts can promote inclusion.