Creative Adviser - Cranborne Chase Landscape Partnership Scheme
May 2018 to date, Freelance p/t
Consultation and planning the Arts Strategy for a Stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund
February 2018 to date. Freelance p/t
PM working with volunteers and partner organisations to deliver 14 walks from 2 - 5 miles. T100 Recipes takes for its theme the diverse, historic and colourful foods that communities have brought to the Lower Thames Estuary when they have settled there
Art Journaling workshop leader in various settings since 2017 4-6 week courses
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
Abbey Park School, Swindon
New College Swindon
April 2017 to January 2018 Freelance p/t
PM for the UK element of Silk River, an ambitious project led by Kinetika, marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the cultural relationship with the UK. Led by Artistic Director Ali Pretty, Silk River, explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and India’s Hooghly River.
Project Manager - Cicatrix
September 2017 to date, voluntary.
Supporting Cicatrix to implement its final year of visual arts activity.
Fundraiser – Trowbridge Arts
September 2016 to date Freelance p/t
Implementation and further development of the Trowbridge Arts fundraising strategy.
Cultural Hub Co-ordinator – Trowbridge Arts
September 2016 to date Freelance p/t
Developing partnerships and projects to deliver creative, participatory, cultural activity and opportunities inside and outside the venue.
Producer – Music Connect, on behalf of Wiltshire Music Hub
April to September 2016 Freelance p/t
Curating and producing a month long celebration of young people’s diverse music making in Wiltshire.
Follow this link to see the Music Connect programme.
Artistic Director - DOCA (Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts)
September 2013 to May 2016 Employed p/t
Responsible for overall artistic vision, programming, production and delivery of large scale outdoor street festivals, events, processions, carnivals and community participatory activity.
Outdoor Arts Manager - DOCA (Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts).
June 2012 – August 2013 Freelance p/t
Supporting the delivery and production of DOCA’s outdoor arts programme, with a focus on participatory activity, volunteer recruitment and management and production management.
Programme Manager, Create Studios.
April 2012 – July 2014 Freelance p/t
Managing a range of digital media based community projects – the Cultural Passport app; Creative Minds (with Swindon Mind); Western Flyer project.
Regional Executive Officer, South West, Youth Music.
May 2009 – March 2012 Employed p/t
Strategic sector development, advocacy and funding advisor.
Programme Manager, Flux Swindon
April 2007 - July 2009 Freelance p/t
Managing a a cross curriculum arts programme and artists’ commissions within a Treasury funded (£1.3 million Invest to Save programme) project, designed to test the impact that participating in arts activities can have on children and young people, in and out of school, in a new and developing community.
Project Manager, Bath & North East Somerset Cultural Partnership.
May 2006 to June 2008 Freelance p/t
Support, co-ordination and project management of events, networking activities and strategy development.
Co-ordinator South West Regional Youth Arts Network (Arts Council England, SW).
April 2005 to July 2008 Freelance p/t
Planning and supporting the strategic development of a region wide youth arts network. Co-ordinating training and delivery of regional bulletin.
Administrator - TheatreWorks, Strategy Development for Wiltshire and Swindon.
April 2005 to December 2006 Employed p/t
Supporting the implementation of the Wiltshire and Swindon Theatre Locality Plan.
Arts Development Officer, Kennet District Council.
September 2000 – March 2005 Employed f/t
Responsible for devising and delivering the Local Authority Arts & Cultural Strategy.
Assistant Arts Officer, Test Valley Borough Council.
February 1998 – August 2000 Employed f/t
Supporting the delivery of the Local Authority Arts Strategy.
Community Development Assistant, Test Valley Borough Council
February 1997 – January 1998 Employed p/t
Responsible for designing, route testing and developing a set of walking and cycling routes for a large scale tourism initiative, the Test Valley Tour.
Trainee, Brampton Community Sculpture Project, Cumbria.
January 1994 – September 1996 Employed f/t
Trainee community artist working with a lead artist in schools and with community groups to design and make outdoor public art work for the local parish.