The State of the Arts
The State of the Arts publishes features, reviews, and comment on arts, culture, and politics from cities across England. We are always looking for new contributors, so if you have an idea for a piece or there’s something you think we should cover, get in touch.
- Managing Director
Jack SimpsonJack founded TSOTA in 2014 to cover the best of Leeds's cultural goings on. He co-owns Eiger Studios and the Hyde Park Book Club.
Christy CooneyChristy has previously contributed to the Warwick Boar and York Nouse and played guitar in various live music projects.
- Birmingham Editor
Charles McLeodCharles works in project development and bid writing. He makes strange noises in Birmingham math-rock outfit ...and Upstairs, Nurses.
- Bristol Editor
Alex ManningsAlex discovered heavy metal at 13 and never looked back. He is a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan and devout history nerd.
- Leeds Editor
Jess Ramsey LoyJess’s early studies were in music. She has worked in arts management and digital marketing in New York City, London, and Dubai.
- Liverpool Editor
Laura HarrisLaura is currently researching the role of the Arts Centre in Liverpool. She is to be found loitering in cafes and occasionally writing about art.
- Manchester Editor
Ella MilburnElla has organised life drawing and literature events in Manchester. She's into politics and ethical living and takes photos for fun.
- Sheffield Editor
Sian EllisSian is a film buff, art toy collector, and is part of the teams responsible for bringing you Sheffield's Oxjam and Poptastic charity events.