Sharna Jackson is an author and Artistic Director who specialises in developing and delivering socially-engaged digital initiatives for children and young people across culture, publishing and entertainment.

She is driven specifically to encourage and increase diverse and disengaged audiences’ participation in the arts locally, nationally, and globally.

Sharna has written three books, Tate Kids British Art Activity Book, Tate Kids Modern Art Activity Book and High Rise Mystery - the first in a middle-grade series featuring the sibling detective duo everyone’s dying to meet. She was named one of The Booksellers Rising Stars in 2013.

Sharna is Southbank Centre’s Imagine A Story author for 2020.

She is the Artistic Director at Site Gallery, Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance.

She is on the board of Sheffield Doc/Fest in addition to being a member of BAFTA’s Children’s and Learning and New Talent committees and the Children’s Media Conference advisory board.

Sharna was born and raised in Luton and currently lives in Sheffield – and Rotterdam on a ship built in 1897.

She is represented by Hellie Ogden at Janklow & Nesbit.