Amy grew up in rural mid Wales and began working within youth arts at the age of 17, forming a theatre company with three other young actors to support the work of Amnesty International. The company toured a piece of devised theatre along with workshops throughout the UK to raise awareness of human rights abuses. Amy then went on to work with young people at risk, using drama to build confidence. After studying acting at drama school in Birmingham she attended City University, London graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cultural Management. Amy studied all aspects of Arts Management including Cultural Policy, Finance & Fundraising, Arts Management, Marketing and Participation in the Arts.

Since graduating in 2004 Amy has worked across the creative sector in the role of manager, producer, coordinator and promoter of learning, participatory and development programmes for artists and young people. She has worked with organisations; BBCCapsulemacWriting West MidlandsFierce Festival, Town Hall, Symphony Hall and Tate Liverpool

Amy is co-director and founder of BearHeart, a Community Interest Company. In 2015 she became a fellow at Birmingham Open Media, a collaborative workspace for art, technology and science and a member of the Arts Council / Innovate UK funded Arts and Technology pilot at NearNow Studio. 

Amy is an RSA fellow a member of Impact Hub Birmingham and founder of Birmingham SOUP.

Twitter: @amyrozelmartin