"Amy has opened countless doors in a huge number of industries for me, and I definitely wouldn't have achieved what I have achieved without her! She has been a great source of inspiration and I always come away from her projects creatively charged! "

- Omar, SL21 & Project Platform

We have worked with Amy Martin most recently as project manager for Fierce Press Gang, a project for young people (16 -19) aiding the development of digital journalism skills and a vocabulary for contemporary performance. Amy was impressive in every regard throughout this process; especially in the way she connected with the participants and contextualised their activity within the cultural sector. Amy was a great planner, problem solver and creative voice. We would welcome the opportunity to work with Amy in the future.
— Harun Morrison, Joint Artistic Director, Fierce Festival
"I wouldn't be working in a creative job if it wasn't for Amy Martin. She really understands the relationship between ownership, responsibility and risk-taking when working with young people; her projects are shining examples of how to involve young people as leaders not just participants" 
- Carl, Future Poets' Festival & Young Rewired Art 
Amy Martin has worked closely with Writing West Midlands over recent years, particularly on our very successful Future Poets’ Festival. She is an effective project manager with a real gift for working with young people, often those who are least inclined to engage with cultural activities. She is also adept at working with partner organisations, helping to secure additional support and to create the ‘critical mass’ of support and enthusiasm necessary for a successful project. Despite working to tight deadlines and with limited budgets, she keeps a cool head and produces events and activities with real flair.
— Jonathan Davidson, Chief Executive, Writing West Midlands
Amy is a diligent and consummate professional and an expert in youth cultural leadership. Her ongoing commitment in the development of digital native communities and creative provisions for young people within the region is commendable. Amy is a multifaceted producer and her creative energy and passion for the arts is clearly visible in the multitude of projects that she has initiated or been a part of.
— Daniel Whitehouse, Next Generation Producer mac Birmingham
In the relatively short time that I’ve known Amy, I have been hugely impressed with her, and she has demonstrated leadership potential in a number of areas.
1. Strategic thinking: she has a gift for clear and purposeful thinking, and is quick to understand issues and cut through the detail to the bigger picture.
2. Vision: she has strong artistic ambitions and is good at articulating them in a way that motivates and inspires others.
3. People: she is skilled at management and very good at handling a team.
4. Breadth: she is interested in a range of artforms, curious, receptive and open-minded.
5. Ambition: I would say that Amy is someone who really wants to make a difference in this sector, and I would recommend her very strongly.
6. Tenacity and resilience: once she has fixed her goals, she gets there come what may, even if she has to adapt her plan along the way.
— Paul Keene, Director of Programming Town Hall and Symphony Hall