I’m a creative sector project manager, producer and funding consultant based in the UK. I’ve got extensive experience designing & delivering cultural projects to suit strategic business need and I’m skilled at making complex projects and programmes happen.
I’ve managed complex multi-partner relationships, reviewed business plans, producing strong & successful funding applications, and designed & delivered professional development for artists and cultural professionals. I have specific knowledge & expertise in the climate crisis and how cultural sector organisations can piviot planning & operations to respond to it.
Over the last seventeen years, I have undertaken arts producer, project manager and consultant roles. I managed an art gallery and studio complex, curating the exhibitions, leading strategic and organisational planning, and fundraising. As Artist Development Manager at Northern Film + Media (NFM), I developed a multi-year programming and fundraising strategy for artists’ professional development in the Tees Valley, plus delivered multi-parter residency programmes and artist moving image screening events.
I undertook a seed-funded research project examining how to tackle the climate crisis by supporting social change through creative means, and I co-programmied events for the NewBridge Project’s Deep Adaptation programme – a series of commissions, talks, events & workshops looking at how current social, political, civic & economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change.
I was also a Relationship Manager in Combined Arts at Arts Council England, appraising grant applications, providing advice to individuals & organisations applying for project funding, and supporting business plans delivery.