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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Artist-curator specialised in: 

Artistic Direction • Curating • Arts Producing • Studio-led Visual Arts Practice • Programme & Project Management • Artist Support & Development.

Co-foundering director of arts non-profit; ]performance s p a c e [ • Co-founding co-director of arts non-profit; VSSL Studio • 11+ yrs Curating & Arts Producing • 11+ yrs Programme & Project Management • 11+ yrs Studio & Gallery Management • 11+ yrs Copy editing + 3 yrs Publishing • 11+ yrs Grant Writing & Fundraising • 11+ yrs Solo Artistic Practice • 11+ yrs Artist Liaison & Support • 11+ yrs Digital Administration & Content Production • 11+ yrs Artistic Direction.

AWARDS

2021: National Lottery Project Grants - Arts Council England. Award: £15,000

2020: Emergency Response Fund - Arts Council England. Award: £2,500

2018: Festival Fund - Creative Folkestone / Roger De Haan Charitable Trust. Award: £5,000

2016: Grants For The Arts - Arts Council England. Award: £15,000
2015: The Arts Foundation – Arts Producer Award. Runner Up: £1,000
2013: ARTQUEST – Workweek Prize: SHORTLISTED

2012: Artist International Development Fund - British Council / Arts Council England. Award: £5,000

EDUCATION

2009: Post Graduate Diploma - Gender Sexuality & Culture - Birkbeck, University of London. London. UK

2008: BA Fine Art (HONS) - 1st Class - Lincoln University. Lincoln. UK

2006: NVQ3: Health and Social Care - City & Guilds. London. UK.

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2017: Visiting Lecturer (8 weeks) - Curating Performance - BA Performance Arts - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

2016: Visiting Lecturer (8 weeks) - Curating Performance - BA Performance Arts - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Open communication • Adaptability • Cooperative team work • Creative visual communication • Conflict resolution • Self motivation • Hospitable hosting • Efficient time management • Fast yet considered decision making • Ability to work well under pressure while minimising duress • Social and creative sensitivity • Attention to detail. 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Line management • Multi site & Large-scale, live event management • Budget drafting & management • Artist & Partner liaisons/support • Book keeping & accounting • Grant writing/finance strategies • Securing of visas/sponsorship • Critical research • Database creation & management Commissioning & artist liaisons • Exhibition design & installation • Developing partnerships • Working to briefs • Copy writing • Graphic design • Public speaking • Audience development • Website construction & site administration • A/V capabilities • Curating & Producing • Project & Programme Management. 

Canva.com (Proficient) • Wix.com (Proficient) • Mail chimp (Proficient) • Google Suite (Proficient) • Trello (Proficient) • Final Cut Pro X (Proficient) • Mac (Proficient) • Adobe Creative Suite (Proficient) • Quickbooks (Proficient).

ABRIDGED EXHIBITION HISTORY

2022

•3 Reflections² - Performance/Installation - F U T U R E R I T U A L - Institute of Contemporary Arts - London. UK

 

2021

•Working With Entities - solo show - VSSL Studio - London. UK

•PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in The UK (photographic exhibition) - group show - VSSL Studio - London. UK

•PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in The UK (photographic exhibition) - group show - ]performance s p a c e [ - Folkestone. UK

2020

•I Called Out - performance - VSSL Studio - London. UK

2019

•NB/GNC: Mourning Call: Performance. Folkestone Quarter House - as part of New Queers On The Block. Folkestone. 

•They Clawed Me Out: Performance. Otto Wager Spital - Purrr!_Femme!_Ance! as part of WienWoche: Bitches And Witches. Vienna 

•NB/GNC: Mourning Call: Performance. Sutton House - as part of NSA: Queer Salon. London. 

•NB/GNC: Mourning Call: Performance. Galerie Im Turm - as part of Julischka Stengele: FAT FEMME FURIOUS. Berlin. DE 

2018

•I Put A Spell On You: Performance/Installation. CREATurE Live Art. Kaunas. LT 

•None Are Free: Performance. Body And Freedom Festival. Zürich. CH (Aug 2018)

•Becoming Constellation: Group Exhibition. VISIBLE PRIDE. Sassoon Gallery. Folkestone. UK

•ANHELO: Group Exhibition. VISIBLE PRIDE. ]performance s p a c e [. Folkestone. UK 

2017

•Becoming Constellation: Durational performance & group show. Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery. London. UK 

•Becoming Constellation: Durational performance & group show. Space Gallery. Folkestone. UK 

2016

•Wake: Durational performance/installation. SteakHouse Live @ ArtsAdmin. London. Uk 

•(de)colonize: Durational performance/installation. F. N. A. F: Perla. Prague. Czech Republic 

•Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night: Durational performance/installation. Center kulture Španski borciZaloška. Ljubljana. SI 

•3 Quiet Acts of Resistence (by a lonely queer anarchist): 3 day Durational performance/installation. Various sites. Folkestone. UK 

2015

•LIEBE: Durational performance/installation. Galeria KUB. Leipzig. DE 

•Queer Domesticity: Not Open To The Public - Exhibition. Cubículo Projecto Galeria. Lisbon. Portugal

•WOLF (an iteration); Durational performance/installation. Galeria KUB. Leipzig. DE 

•Within The Structure (wolf); Durational performance/installation. Perla. Prague. Czech Republic 

2014

•3 Cycles of Otherness: 3 day Durational performance/installation. Palazzo Mora. Venice Italy. 

•Cunt Head: Durational performance with Poppy Jackson. 3rd Int. Perfomance-Art Festival: Noseland. Switzerland. 

2013

•Drama – Durational performance/installation. Rivington Place Gallery. London UK. 

•(re)Performing the Broken Home – Durational performance/installation. Center kulture Španski borciZaloška. Ljubljana. SI 

•My Pornographic Heart – Solo Exhibition. Bruno Glint Gallery. London UK. 

•Over The Rainbow – Group Exhibition. Galerie Gourvennec Ogor. Marseille. FR.

•Rite Of Passage – Durational performance. Totemic Festival/The Freud Museum. London. UK. 

•(re)Performing the Broken Home – Durational performance/installation. Month of Performance Art Berlin/Serendipity Gallery. Berlin. DE 

2012

•(re)Performing The Broken Home – Group Exhibition/performance/installation. Glorious Estate/Bruno Glint Gallery, London. UK. 

•Casting Triangles (The Golden Section) – Durational performance/installation. Alien(s) In New York/Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn. NY. 

•Group Action – Durational group performance. Alien(s) In New York/Grace Exhibition Space. Brooklyn. NY. 

•Make A Circle. Cross It – Durational performance. CREATurE Live Art Festival/ Meno Parkas Galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania. 

•(Be)coming Home – Durational performance. I'm With You/The Sundown School of Queer Home Economics. Hayward Gallery. London. UK. 

2011

•Where Land Meets Water – Durational performance. Solent University, Southampton. UK. 

•Trashing Performance – Performance lecture/intervention. ArtsAdmin, London. UK. 

•HEART ME – Durational performance. Cruising For Art /Latitude Festival. Suffolk. UK. 

•Burning Thought – Durational performance. Epipiderme. Lisbon. PT.

•Action #4 – Collaborative Performance: The Greestone Group. Beacon Art Project - Reading Room & Chapel. Lincoln. UK. 

2010

•tension/intervention/restrain – Durational group performance. Arthur And Albert Studio. London. UK. 

•Passion Flower – Collaborative Performance: LEIBNIZ. - SACRED 2010: US Radical. Chelsea Theatre. London. 

•Neither Fish nor Fowl – Durational group performance: LEIBNIZ. Senate House, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies. UK 

•The Crush – Durational performance. The Forrest Fringe. Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Edinburgh. UK 

•(Dis)placement – Durational performance. Rifrazioni. Festival of Contemporary Art. Anzio and Nettuno. Italy. 

•tension/intervention/restraint – Durational group performance. Waterside Contemporary. London. UK.

2009

•Lucky Dip – Durational performance. Cruising for Art. The Royal Victoria and Albert Museum. London. UK.

•An Impossible Prison – Collaborative Performance: The Greestone Group. The Collection & Usher Gallery. Lincoln. UK. 

2008

•Icarus – Durational performance - The Greestone Gallery. Lincoln. UK. 

ABRIDGED EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

ONGOING

]performance s p a c e [ - Director - Freelance

 

Date: Ongoing since 2011
£33,000.00 p/a pro rata – 1 x day per week (£6,600.00 p/a)

Duties:
Company Governance
Relationship Management
Artistic Direction
Strategic Development
Programme Development
Programme Managment
Venue/site management
Web site administration, Digital archive management, database creation and management (Google Suite)

News letter creating and dissemination
Fundraising & Grant writing
Budget creation and management (£100k +)
Report & Evaluation writing
Curating & Producing
Exhibition Design & Installation
Critical Research
Artist liaisons & Development
Public & Professional Representation
A/V & Production Support/Installation

VSSL Studio - Co-Director - Freelance

 

Date: Ongoing since 2020
£33,000.00 p/a pro rata – 1 x day per week (£6,600.00 p/a)

Duties:
Company Governance
Relationship Management
Artistic Direction
Strategic Development
Programme Development
Programme Managment
Venue/site management
Web site administration, Digital archive management, database creation and management (Google Suite)

News letter creating and dissemination
Fundraising & Grant writing
Budget creation and management (£100k +)
Report & Evaluation writing
Curating & Producing
Exhibition Design & Installation
Critical Research
Artist liaisons & Development
Public & Professional Representation
A/V & Production Support/Installation

Benjamin Sebastian - Visual Artist - Freelance

Date: Ongoing since 2008

Day Rate: £300.00

 

Duties:
Calendar management
Budget creation & management
Relationship management
Artistic direction
Attend meetings between partners, funders and collaborators.
Grant application writing, management and evaluation
Note taking & record keeping
Project management
Project specific PR & Comms. including print, social media & newsletters

Critical research
Studio research
Artistic production
Curating
Exhibition design & installation
Art handling

Arts Council England - Access Support: Scribe - Freelance

Date: Ongoing since 2019 

Day Rate: £300.00

Duties:
Note taking
Data entry
Facilitating meetings
National Lottery Project Grant & Developing Your Creative Practice application writing on behalf of Lead Artists with access requirements.

2022

]performance s p a c e [: TIDING - Programme Manager - Freelance

Date: Jan. 2022 - May 2022

Contracted Fee: £8000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall Programme management
Project management
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management
Artists liaisons & support
One-to-one artist development sessions
Creation of bespoke professional development sessions for artists in residence
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licences and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters

Post production catalogue design, printing & distribution
A/V & production support/set up
Exhibition installation/de-installation

2021

]performance s p a c e [: PSX - Programme Manager - Freelance

Date: May 2021 - Sept. 2021

Contracted Fee: £8000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall Programme management
Project management
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management
Artists liaisons & support
One-to-one artist development sessions
Creation of bespoke professional development sessions for artists in residence
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licences and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters

Post production catalogue design, printing & distribution
A/V & production support/set up
Exhibition installation/de-installation

VSSL Studio: Gathering In A Time Of Plague - Programme Manager - Freelance

Date: March 2021 - July 2021 

Contracted Fee: £8000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall Programme management
Project management
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management
Artists liaisons & support
One-to-one artist development sessions
Creation of bespoke professional development sessions for artists in residence
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licences and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters

Post production catalogue design, printing & distribution
A/V & production support/set up
Exhibition installation/de-installation

2020

]performance s p a c e [: Survive & Thrive - Programme Manager - Freelance

Date: May 2020 - Sept. 2020 

Contracted Fee: £6000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall Programme management
Project management
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management
Artists liaisons & support
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licences and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters

A/V & production support/set up
Exhibition installation/de-installation

2019

Alicia Radage: Dark Moon - Producer - Freelance

 

Date: June 2019 - March 2020 

Day Rate: £250.00

Duties:
Calendar management
Budget creation & management
Set up and facilitation of meetings between Lead Artist, partners, funders and collaborators.

Artist liaison, one-to-one dialogue with Lead Artists
Grant application writing, management and evaluation
Note taking & record keeping
Time-line creation & scheduling
Representation on behalf of the artist when required
Project delivery support
Project specific PR & Comms. including print, social media & newsletters

Daniela Valz Gen: (Be)longing - Producer - Freelance

 

Date: June - Nov. 2019 

Day Rate: £250.00

 

Duties:
Calendar management
Budget creation & management
Set up and facilitation of meetings between Lead Artist, partners, funders and collaborators.

Artist liaison, one-to-one dialogue with Lead Artists
Grant application writing, management and evaluation
Note taking & record keeping
Time-line creation & scheduling
Representation on behalf of the artist when required
Project delivery support
Project specific PR & Comms. including print, social media & newsletter

Selina Bonelli: (re)collecting (f)ears - Producer - Freelance

Date: June - Nov. 2019 

Day Rate: £250.00

 

Duties:
Calendar management
Budget creation & management
Set up and facilitation of meetings between Lead Artist, partners, funders and collaborators.

Artist liaison, one-to-one dialogue with Lead Artists
Grant application writing, management and evaluation
Note taking & record keeping
Time-line creation & scheduling
Representation on behalf of the artist when required
Project delivery support
Project specific PR & Comms. including print, social media & newsletters
Exhibition installation, invigilation & de-installation
A/V & production support/set up

The Marlborough Pub & Theatre: New Queers On The Block - Local Ambassador - Freelance

Date: Sept. - Nov. 2019 

Contracted Fee: £2000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Programme Management (Ima Read, Write Like A Kween, Queer Ear, Camp Crafts)
Audience Development and Outreach
Database creation of LGBTQIA participants 
Promotion of New Queers On The Block, Ima Read, Write Like A Kween, Queer Ear, Camp Crafts via print and digital media.

]performance s p a c e [: Salvage Festival - Project Manager - Freelance

Date: July - Sept. 2019 

Contracted Fee: £2000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall project management (Folkestone wide, site specific performance art festival)
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management

Artists liaisons & support
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licence and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters Post production catalogue design, printing & distribution.

2018

]performance s p a c e [: Pause&Affect - Programme Manager - Freelance

Date: Oct. 2018 - Jun. 2019 

Contracted Fee: £8000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall Programme management
Project management (The Residents, The Rising, ]open s p a c e [)
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management
Artists liaisons & support
One-to-one artist development sessions
Creation of bespoke professional development sessions for artists in residence
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licences and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters Post production catalogue design, printing & distribution
A/V & production support/set up
Exhibition installation/de-installation

The Marlborough Pub & Theatre: New Queers On The Block - Local Ambassador - Freelance

 

Date: Aug - Oct. 2018 

Contracted Fee: £2000.00

 

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Programme Creation & Management (Ima Read, Write Like A Kween, Queer Ear, Camp Crafts)
Audience Development and Outreach 
Database creation of LGBTQIA participants 
Promotion of New Queers On The Block, Ima Read, Write Like A Kween, Queer Ear, Camp Crafts via print and digital media.

Folkestone Pride: Visible Pride Festival - Programme Manager - Freelance

Date: July - Aug. 2018 

Contracted Fee: £2000.00

Duties:

Curating & Programme development
Overall Programme management
Project management (Becoming Constellation, Victoria Sin, Anhelo, Casualty)
Grant administration and evaluation
Budget management
Artists liaisons & support
Venue/site management & staffing public events
Staff management and supervision (volunteers, documenters and project assistant)
Securing temporary events licences and required permissions
Local authorities, supplier and project partner liaisons
Writing and implementing risk assessments
Collating documentation and disseminating to artists and partners post event
Project specific PR & Comms. (local, national, international) including print, social media & newsletters Exhibition installation/de-installation
A/V & production support/set up

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*A complete employment/exhibition history can be made available upon request.