Carousel was founded in 2013 by whiskey drinking, lipstick wearing twenty-something Jenna Mason.
Having wandered around Europe studying and working in the arts, she become increasingly frustrated with the ubiquity of male dominated shows, publications and prizes. So in 2011, Jenna joined forces with six other riot grrrls to organise the first edition of the feminist arts festival Ladyfest Paris
After returning to London the following year, Jenna spent 18 months working in international development before leaving to focus on Carousel in 2013.
Jenna now works on Carousel alongside arts and culture programming for an east London venue.
Carousel is a Community Interest Company, company number 08705783.