Rose Sergent

Rose Sergent is a project producer and visual artist living with chronic health conditions and creating work in Manchester.

She produces the Drawn Poorly project which focuses on art exploring the reality of living with health conditions and disability. The project has featured 68 different ill/disabled creatives through zines, performance nights and social media take overs. Drawn Poorly was one of the supported projects at Contact in 2018/19 through the Future Fires programme and was featured as part of the Edinburgh Festival central programme in 2019. Rose also works at Contact Theatre as Leadership Projects Coordinator.

As an artist she has worked with Oldham Coliseum, Contact Theatre, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and creates individual commissions. Rose’s art often focusses on highlighting societal disparities for ill/disabled people through bright and bold digital art.

With this bursary Rose hopes to develop as an arts producer specialising in working with ill/disabled artists. This will be done through artist development mentoring, meeting with ill/disabled arts organisations, research days and hosting paid artist consultations in Manchester.

She hopes to encourage widely accessible practice for ill/disabled creatives.

Drawn Poorly by Rose Sergent. Image courtesy of the artist