Victoria Turnbull

Victoria Turnbull

Victoria is the North Regional Fundraising and Marketing Manager for UpRising.

She joined UpRising following her role as Deputy Director of, a national, award-winning arts charity that increases the social mobility and employability of emerging creatives through high-profile opportunities. Including a festival of emerging creative talent, curated by leading figureheads from the creative industries (Brian Eno, Dame Zaha Hadid, Wayne Hemingway...) and promoted across the media (BBC Radio1, Sunday Times…).

She worked on a wide-range of youth engagement projects such as a BBC Radio 5Live documentary on Youth Unemployment; a TV documentary on the life of young Gypsy and Travellers, where she worked with the group to achieve an Arts Award; NOISELAB “street university”, one of the UK’s largest pop-up shop projects and a number of creative career events and exhibitions at key locations including London’s Southbank, Downing Street, House of Commons, Liverpool Biennial, Manchester Town Hall, V&A and Brick Lane.

A frequent guest speaker and panellist, Victoria has a passion for developing far-reaching opportunities through the power of non-formal learning.

A Yorkshire lass, Victoria migrated to the other side of the Pennines where she studied Media Production at Salford University. She’s also a graduate of the Cultural Leadership Programme’s “Leadership Unleashed” and Victoria’s also accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Out of hours Victoria is a freelance music journalist, DJ and presents weekly DAB radio show, that she co-founded.

In 2017 Vic was included on the prestigious ‘Northern Power Women: Future List’.