Creativity * Purpose * Collaboration
The Field is a creative consultancy led by Sholeh Johnston, in collaboration with associates who bring on board specific expertise depending on the project.
Together work with people and organisations to affect change at a personal, organisational and systemic level.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Accredited Relational Dynamics Coach
(ILM level 7)
Relational Dynamics 1st
Gestalt Group Facilitation
Gestalt Centre London
Creative and Media Enterprise, MA
University of Warwick
Creative Writing, BA Hons
University of WarwiCK
About Sholeh Johnston
Sholeh is a creative strategist, coach and facilitator who works across the creative industries in the UK and internationally. She combines expertise in innovation, environmental sustainability, intercultural understanding and systems change, with creative programming, professional development, strategy and future-proofing experience.
Sholeh started her career at Visiting Arts designing and facilitating professional development programmes, research visits and collaborative learning labs to foster intercultural understanding. With a regional focus on the Middle East, she nurtured relationships with the British Council and Arts Council England, and collaborated with critical stakeholders like the Foreign Commonwealth Office and BBC Persian Service. Working in sensitive political environments helped her develop a nuanced approach to working internationally, which she's since honed in Europe, North America and South Africa.
Sholeh joined Julie's Bicycle in 2010 where she worked with hundreds of organisations across the creative sector to take environmental action as a consultant, communicator, facilitator, project manager, creative programmer and public speaker. She led on Arts Council England's flagship programme with Julie's Bicycle to engage over 700 National Portfolio Organisations in environmental change initiatives, including leadership development, training, events, research and practical resources. With her penchant for working across disciplines, she also produced programmes exploring the role of creative technology, data and design in enabling a low carbon future. She led on several international partnerships, including the Green Art Lab Alliance (2012-2015), and produced the ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop for cultural policymakers, organisations and artists at the UN's 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in Paris (2015), where the historic Paris Agreement was signed.
Sholeh co-created and facilitated the world's first Sustainable Cultural Management and Creative Climate Leadership courses, attended by participants from over 30 countries. She now works with a range of UK and international partners on initiatives to inspire creative leadership, culture and action for sustainable development.