Helen Burrows is a Demos Associate, who lead the Risky Business project on the creative industries.
Helen is an associate at Demos, and lead, with Kitty Ussher, the Risky Business project, a piece of work examining risk in the creative industries.
From 2008 to early 2011 Helen worked for Ed Vaizey MP who became Culture, Creative Industries and Communications Minister in May 2010. From 2006 to 2008 Helen worked for Dance UK, establishing them as the lead lobbying organisation for the dance sector.
Helen has been a photographer and writer since 2001. She has been commissioned in a wide range of areas, from reportage to music and fashion, latterly specialising in portraits and art projects. She has an ongoing project exploring the relationship between movement, identity, space and emotion. The second series in this project, Skin on Skin, won an Association of Photographers Award in 2008.
Helen trained in photography at Central St Martins. She has worked in fashion, for Nicole Farhi, and in the music industry for Ministry of Sound and Slice PR. She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at New College, Oxford.
This report examines the role that the creative industries have to play in Britain's economic future.