My name is Alan Raw and I am a social entrepreneur working across different sectors, developing carbon-negative blockchain solutions, nurturing creative talent, preserving biodiversity and developing communities around sustainable resources.

I have worked in the community arts sector for many years and first joined the ASP in 2014 whilst training green teams for music festivals. I hold some formal positions in organisations that I believe in, including:

Presenter/Producer at BBC Music Introducing on Radio Humberside. 

Director of Research, Education & Partnerships at Pan Galactic Developments Ltd, developing Blockchain, Web3, DiFi & NFT artworks, working within the space, technology, environmental & education sectors. Creating decentralised, autonomous fractional ownership projects to preserve woodland, create jobs and educate. Pan Galactic is an SME registered with the European Space Agency and based at C4DI Hull.

CEO at The Creative & Cultural Organisation, Hull’s pop-up studio specialists, repurposing closed shops to provide studio/office/exhibition/work spaces for creatives, and creating large scale art/music installations, exhibitions, and festivals in repurposed/recycled creative environments.

Oral Histories Project Coordinator at SineFM Doncaster.

Curator/Creative Director of PhotoCity London, Hull International Photography Festival (HIPfest) & various other exhibitions & festivals. building high-value international partnerships, including successful partnerships with European Capitals of Culture, Aarhus, Pathos & San Sebastian, where I developed exhibitions for each of their city celebrations before bringing them to Hull UK City of Culture


I am a member of The Coders Guild and proud to be Hull University Graduands Marshall and STEM Learning Ambassador. I am delighted to be back in the ASP community after an eight-year break and able to discuss ideas with such a diverse and experienced group of practitioners.

Alan Raw

DJ/Presenter – BBC Music Introducing

Web3 CPO – Pan Galactic Developments Ltd.

Curator & CEO – The Creative and Cultural Organisation
Project Coordinator at Sine FM

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