Kurious Arts is an arts incubation and production company, on a mission to support and showcase pioneering creativity in the North.  Our focus is on capturing, curating and showcasing the range of multi-disciplinary creative activity in the North via producing film, poetry, music, documentary, podcasts, live performance and more. 

In addition to this Kurious supports the development of creative talent through an eclectic live events programme, plus masterclasses and networking opportunities which build connections between external facilitators as well as within the Kurious Arts community. 

'Kurious are making it affordable for creatives and people just starting out. That really makes a difference.'-Sarah Lister, About the Adventure


Letty Butler 

Creative Director

Letty grew up in Sheffield and went to Leeds University to read English Literature & Theatre Studies, before embarking on a two year stint at LAMDA. This led her to spending the next ten years living and working as an actress & comedienne in London. It was at LAMDA she met her future ‘comedy wife’ Lucy Pearman, with whom she formed double act LetLuce in 2011.  LetLuce co-wrote and performed three shows for the Edinburgh Fringe (the last of which transferred to the Soho Theatre in 2015) and made two short films in 2017, (both were selected for Aesthetica & LOCO) but split up when Lucy decided to go solo. Letty went on to do an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam, before co-founding Kurious Arts in 2019; in order to put Sheffield firmly on the cultural map.

Stephen Mellor

Chief Operating Officer

Liberian born, Stephen returned to his childhood dream of writing and performing after what felt like a lifetime running his own business. He brings both his commercial experience and enthusiasm for projects as ‘Stories From The Stairs’, independent publishing, and podcasting. He is also immensely keen on developing the collaborative working across creative disciplines. His first novel ‘From Where We Threw Dogs’ will be published in 2020 and his second novel ‘The Devil & The Good Man, Lazarus’ is in his own words ‘coming along nicely.’

Joe Willis

Production Manager

Born in Sheffield, Joe is a writer for Stage and Screen. He is currently developing work with the BBC, BFI, Kato Pictures and FNA Films Digital and is Co-Producer for the London Horror Theatre Festival, horror collective Danse Macabre Productions and previously interdisciplinary arts group JessGibsonArts. He was also previously Projects and Admin Assistant for North Wall Arts Centre and is a Gemini/vegan (as if we need another one) Find his natterings @fallsoveralot or find him explaining Scooby Doo lore on any street corner. 

Eleonora Mignoli

Assistant Creative Director

Eleonora is a writer, director and script consultant with international work experiences in cinema (in Italy, Australia and now in the UK). Her screenplays have landed high accolades in screenwriting competitions such as the Austin Film Festival, Sir Peter Ustinov and Nicholl fellowship. She also has a passion for short form storytelling, and has written several short films, including the award winning, BBC-commissioned and broadcast short Rory Romantic and the Sheffield produced, The Bargain. She is currently developing a feature film with CE50, Manchester based production company Old Hall Films, as well as concluding her first sci-fi novel, Oneirika.

Anh Do (La Lune)

Assistant Production Manager

Anh Do (La Lune) is a photographer, videographer and scriptwriter from Vietnam currently finishing her Filmmaking MA course in Sheffield Hallam. Aiming to become a filmmaker, she takes every chance to build her knowledge base in order to reach this goal. 

Alex Mellor

Production Assistant

Alex has moved into the media industry, after 3 years in hospitality. His interests are in podcasting, editing and events; having worked on several projects in Sheffield including the National Videogame Museum and Green City Heritage. 


“We were warmly welcomed at by the team at Kurious Arts hosted in Kommune which hosted our artist exchange on Dance and Digital.

The space created a wonderful and unusual environment for artists to explore and create together. There is a lovely sense of individuality and curiosity in this building which feels like a space where artistic ventures can thrive.

We look forward to returning to the space and supporting our independent artist community to make connections with the building and it’s staff.”- Yorkshire Dance