Joanna Morland studied Fine Art at the University of Reading Fine Art until 1976 and at the Slade School of Art, University College London until 1978. She worked as Arts Development Officer in various art institutions in England. Since becoming a freelance consultant in 1998, her main fields of work has been public art, arts education, visual arts, dance and arts management.
She was trained as an artist and was a practitioner for several years until 1983 when she moved into arts development. She has worked for over nine years as an arts development officer for County Councils in the north east and south west of England. In addition, she has managed a number of large visual arts projects for independent organisations including the New Milestones Project in Dorset for Common Ground and A Quality of Light for St Ives International.
Joanna has been active in the arts education field. She coordinated the pilot year for Dorset’s Arts Education Agency, researched a quality assurance process for artists working in schools, and carried out market research into a menu of services and packages to be offered to schools for Devon’s Arts Education Agency, DAISI. She coordinated Tandem’s pilot programme in 2001 which offered opportunities for teachers to nurture their own creativity by working alongside artists. It was run in partnership with the six Arts Education Agencies in the South West region.
She continues to work freelance and is based in Portland, Dorset.