Arts Producer, based in Wales.
I currently work as an independent Arts Producer and have a strong track-record of delivering successful creative projects. In my previous role as Director and Curator of Mission Gallery in Swansea, a publicly-funded visual art, craft and applied art gallery, I worked closely with a diverse range of artists practising across several disciplines. In addition to realising their creative visions within the gallery space, I also was responsible for Mission Gallery’s creative strategy, business planning and reporting, public profile, financial administration, personnel recruitment and management.
After leaving Mission Gallery in 2019, following a year-long research sabbatical in London, I completed a Masters in the History of Art at Birkbeck University. This further developed my interest in social and cultural history, the intersections of art, design and architecture, and the dynamic collaborations between artistic disciplines. Completing my MA has complemented and extended writing and research skills I already possessed, and has spurred me to seek out new ways to deliver exciting public arts programming.
I am familiar with writing proposals, policies and funding applications; completing and delivering work in a timely manner to tight deadlines and budgets. I also have the knowledge and experience, along with the expertise and professionalism to deal with individuals and organisations operating at different levels and funding structures. My two decades working in the arts have also brought an awareness of the importance of partnerships, cultural diversity, the responsibility to cultivate accessibility and to reach new audiences through original, compelling and engaging projects.
My key achievements have been establishing and managing an international residency programme, which I continue to develop through a collaborative practice based research project CIVIC I have undertaken research projects in New York and Venice, collaborating with artists, curators, musicians and festival producers. Other recent international projects have included a long-term collaboration with Curator Celina Jeffrey on Ephemeral Coast funded by University of Ottawa. Closer to home, overseeing the successful facilitation of Language of Clay and Criw Celf – both groundbreaking Touring and Education Projects supported by the Arts Council of Wales. Both partnerships reached wide audiences within rural and urban cultural venues across several regions, involving professional practitioners across a wide field of art and design disciplines.
Based in Wales but with interests and influences gained on an international level, I have an appetite for seeking out creative projects and working collaboratively with artists. An avid consumer of cultural artefacts, I always feel excited and inspired at the prospect of delivering world-class programming which reflects the creative richness of the world we inhabit.
Through CIVIC I am developing research ideas and proposals, while continuing to work closely with artists, curators and writers.
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