London Borough of Culture at the London Mayor’s Office
September 2017 – Present
Writing bids for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the London Borough of Croydon to become borough’s of culture in either 2019 or 2020.
Sue Maclaine Company
April 2015 – to present
I am working with this well-established and award-winning company to undertake a range of responsibilities including, company management, developing a new artistic vision, tour planning andfundraising.
Creative People and Places Hounslow
Interim Programme Manager & Consultant
September 2016 – June 2017
Creative People and Places focuses investment on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. The programme is working to restore a sense of pride in our communities.
UK Creative Producer – International Youth Project 2015 – 2018
April 2014 to April 2017
I am managing the delivery in the UK of a 3 year Pan European Youth Performance Project supported by Creative Europe. There are 12 partners from 8 countries (incl Spain, Poland, Romania & Sweden) I have supported the artistic development of the project, the completion of the funding application to the European Commission. This project is also part of Call to Create at the Roundhouse in London.
Ridiculusmus Theatre Company
April 2014 to June 2015
I worked with this well established and award-winning company to develop a new vision, complete a 3-5 year business plan, a fundraising strategy and deliver applications to Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
September 2013 – April 2014
Ivory are a creative experience agency that provide integrated communications and innovative experiences for clients. I worked with the company to develop the Youth Arts element of a tender for a large scale event in Dubai. My work included commissioning a contemporary choreographer to work with Emirati school children to create a short dance piece inspired by traditional Arabic Folk Dance and collaborating with Art Dubai to identify a visual artist specialising in projection and installation work. This artist will, as part of the Art Dubai residencies programme, become resident in a local school for a number of weeks developing an installation piece for this project.
The Cr(E)ater Project | Peacehaven Town Council & Grimshaw Architects
May 2013 –February 2014
I worked on the early stage development , planning and fundraising strategy for a new arts venue for East Sussex located on The Dell in Peacehaven.
Quarterhouse, Creative Foundation, Folkestone
June 2012 – Dec 2013
I worked with the Creative Foundation from June 2012 to November 2013. I developed a new vision for Quarterhouse alongside a new business plan and successfully fundraised to make the vision a reality. I also managed and programmed the venue during this time. I appointed a new team in November 2013.
Creative Producer – Blink Margate
January 2010 – February 2012
The sweeping breadth and ambition of the project is impressive…As a community focused spectacle of huge proportions Blink Margate cannot be faulted in terms of engagement, inclusion and sheer awe of scale.
I was Creative Producer on a large scale event on Margate seafront working with multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor and his internationally renowned company Random Dance, extraordinary German theatre ensemble Pan Optikum and innovative soundscape artist, Scanner. The event attracted an audience of 20,000 people. I was overall responsible for the successful delivery of this 2 yr project managing: Artistic development, Fundraising, Marketing, Technical Production, Creative Learning & Participation Programme, Budget, Contracting and Evaluation.
March 2009 – July 2010
Stratford Cultural Forum (SCF) was a network of Stratford based organisations with an interest in the arts; including arts-related programming, education, training and development. Over a period of 18 months I worked with the forum and developed the concept that launched Stratford Rising. The Objectives are to: support the growth of Stratford’s cultural sector, build the reputation of Stratford as an exciting London cultural centre, bring our experience and expertise to support the regeneration of Stratford. See more at: stratfordrising.com
Victoria Park Live Site
Arts Programme Consultant
July 2010 – October 2010
Working with Festivals & Events International and on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council to write a report into provision of a London 2012 Live Site in Victoria Park.
Arts Council England
Contract: Phase 2 Feasibility & Business plan
January 2010 – May 2010
Proposed Creation Centre for London based at Three Mills Studios and as legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Arts Council England
Contract: Phase 1 Feasibility report
Proposed Creation Centre for London at Three Mills Studios and as a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. Supported by Arts Council England & The Olympic Legacy Company.
Legacy Trust UK & ACE London
Feasibility & scoping report re: Create to Celebrate. The aim of Create to Celebrate was to support the build-up to the 2012 Games by investing in partnerships between events and artists.
London Mayor’s Office
Contract with the Culture Department
Engaged in scoping and planning an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain in 2011.
Head of Brighton Festival
March 2003 – Jan 2009
Commissioned and co-produced a range of new work from national and international artists and companies. Programmed & produced the annual Brighton Festival a 23 day multi art form Festival which attracts up to 400,000 attendances annually. Managed the programming and production team and programmed theatre, dance & out-door performance. Managed the festival event budget of £1.2 million. Also part of the Executive Management team running the Brighton Dome.