Group 933

Gemma Rayner James

Production Assistant

Gemma joined People United in October 2019. After completing a degree in Philosophy, she then spent the next several years working in Administration for a music and events venue in London, which is where she first began to understand how great an impact the arts can have on people, whether individually or as a group.

Gemma is passionate about community arts, having previously been Secretary and Treasurer of the Plumstead Make Merry Festival, which showcases the local creative talents of the people of Plumstead each year. She has also worked for the Autism Arts Festival at the University of Kent – a biennial festival of arts by and for autistic people, channelling her interest in the subject of accessibility.

Following working for the Autism Arts Festival, Gemma learned that she is autistic and has ADHD. Gemma also identifies as disabled and non-binary; she uses both she/her and they/them pronouns. In their free time Gemma can usually be found sewing, drawing, and making things- but they also appreciate a good spreadsheet.