- Greater London, GB
- £30 /hr
- Available now
Hello, I am passionate about the arts and have worked in several roles in various artforms – the key thing I can offer is a range of skills that support an awareness of the demandsmore...Hello, I am passionate about the arts and have worked in several roles in various artforms – the key thing I can offer is a range of skills that support an awareness of the demands of different artforms such that I can provide single-aspect project support/creative content – or all-round management.
I have a long history of successfully working in the following arts sectors/roles:
-Bid-writing and management: Arts Council England [ACE] Big Lottery [Awards for All]
-Print production consultancy: guiding you through the creation of a book [fiction/poetry/fine art title] from start to finish
-Book proposals and manuscript editorial work: looking for an agent or publisher for your book idea? I can help you create a well-structured, cohesive and persuasive proposal [such as a non-fiction book] or help you to fine-tune your book manuscript [poetry/fiction/non-fiction] with structural editorial changes and/or manuscript proofing.
-Managed production process, from design to print, of over 30 titles with Black Dog Publishing, ranging from fine art and photography to sub-culture and architecture.
-Disappear Here - 9 x artists and 9 x film-makers collaboration to produce a series of poetry films about Coventry Ringroad - Arts Council England (2016-2017)
-Publishing Partner for the Wesleyan Assurance Society "The Unstoppable Maggie McGee" charity fundraising children's book (Birmingham Children's Hospital) - 8,000 copies sold to date (2016)
-Designer and project manager for Aquarius – The Book of Hope – photography book (2016)
-Project Lead on Big Lottery – £10k Awards For All Project – Open Access to Creative Writing in Coventry (2014-2015)
-Founded Silhouette Press in 2012, publishing and arts social-enterprise – event-manage Fire & Dust open-mic poetry gigs and InZine independent press festivals.
White Water Writers, Creative Writing Camp Facilitator (Oct 2017-Present)
-I currently work part-time in schools, supporting students to produce a collaborative novel in a week, from concept, writing, editing, proofing and final publication.
Black Dog Publishing, Production Manager (June 2016 – Dec 2016)
-Managing the production process of fine art, photography and architecture books.
-Overseeing production budgets, and book specification (format, finish and printing method).
-Coordinating the tasks of Black Dog Editorial, Design and Marketing teams.
- Setting production schedules and managing shifting priorities to meet client and publication deadlines.
The POD, Development Worker (Sept 2013 – Feb 2016)
-Mentor and coaching support for people with severe or enduring mental ill-health to seek out employment, creative and physical activity opportunities that they feel would enrich their life.
-Coordination of fine art studio space, live events management and artist Q&As
-Arts engagement with national and local partner organisations.
Creative Project Management / Writing / Journalism