My  work during 2010 – 2015 has involved:

  • Writing about the arts and cultural policy via journalism, reviews, features, critiques, blogs, research, thesis and The Interpretation Matters Handbook.
  • Evidence based research that has contributed towards national critiques and advocacy, and organisational change-planning.
  • Working with arts organisations, helping them to clarify and take decisions on issues of immediate and future strategic importance.
  • Synthesising key aspects of cultural policy, best practice and on the ground delivery within formal documents that provide advocacy, argument, research and profile.
  • Speaking at conferences and seminars, and providing contextual workshops, CPD and training on various aspects of national arts policy,  professional practice, and current trends within the arts.

Highlights include:

  • Panellist for Guardian Culture Professionals Q&A: 2011 – A good or bad year for culture and heritage?
  • Panellist for Guardian Careers Q&A: Quiz the professional artists
  • Workshop National Arts Policy – Local Implementation, for Future-Creative, Kent.
  • Research report: A Fair Share? Direct Funding to Artists, commissioned by a-n The Artists Information Company.  This research quantifies the amount of funding given directly to artists from each of the four UK arts councils in the years 2009-2010, and 2008-2009. It also summarises the funding streams available to individual artists and the current visual arts priorities of the UK arts councils.
  • Public realm artist research and recommendations for major urban development in the north.
  • Research report: Ladders of Development, commissioned by a-n The Artists Information Company. This research explores the impact of Arts Council England funding cuts on practice-led organisations, and the contribution those organisations make to the arts ecology.
  • Development, business advice and marketing services for range of mid-career artists and arts organisations.  Clients have included b-side multimedia festival and Blank Studios; and artists Jeremy Gardiner, Kay Aplin, Lisa Creagh and Antonia Stowe.
  • Presentations at public events, including the Brighton  Festival Salon, and the Beyond the Commission symposium.
  • Freelance writer and editor: see Articles pages for links or downloads to my writing for magazines, newspapers and online publications. Includes features and reviews for The Stage, a-n, New Statesman and Arts Industry.
  • PhD candidate, University of Brighton. “Destination Bienniale: the politics of art production and presentation within three large-scare visual arts events.” See MPhil research page.
  • Relationship Manager, Regional Planning, Arts Council England. Range of activity relating to regional planning, public art development and funding for Arts Council England, South East.  Lead officer for five RFOs and seven local authorities (including De La Warr Pavilion; Artsway, Stour Valley Arts,  Farnham Maltings and Artpoint).
  • Visiting Lecturer: MA Fine Art & BA Fine Art, University of Brighton and Sheffield Hallam University.

Go to Projects 2006-2009

Go to Projects 1997 – 2006


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