Richard Phoenix

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Other/Various

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: London


Richard Phoenix is an artist living and working in London who uses music, painting, drawing, writing, and interaction to learn about how these things can help people be together. He has worked with learning disability arts organisations and individual artists for over thirteen years as a facilitator, collaborator and project co-ordinator. His own artistic practice and involvement with the UK’s DIY (Do-It-Yourself) music scene for over 20 years, playing in punk bands, informs his interest in how accessibility and integration can improve things for all.
Currently an artist on the Conditions Studio Programme in Croydon, alongside working for the learning disability arts organisation Heart n Soul as their Creative Associate. Is the founder and director of not-for-profit organisation Constant Flux, wrote the DIY as Privilege manifesto, and plays in several punk bands.