I am passionate about working with arts and culture organisations to increase impact of what they do, and to facilitate change. I am fascinated by the conditions in which artistic work is created and presented, and this interest often forms a part of my work.
Areas of specialism include: experimental and traditional musics; sound art and installation; project and programme design; production; coaching and leadership; audience engagement; the refugee and migrant sector; diversity and inclusion.
Acoustic Commons Audience Development Expert | 2019-ongoing
Audience engagement consultancy work for Creative Europe’s ‘Acoustic Commons’ network of live environmental streams drawing attention to the unique sounds of particular places across Europe and beyond, with partners Full of Noises (Barrow, Cumbria - lead partner), Locus Sonus (Aix-Marseille), CONA (Ljubljana), Soundcamp (London), HMU (Crete) and Cyberforest (Tokyo).
My work includes the development of a project-wide audience engagement strategy, with a focus on under-represented groups, including focus groups, interviews, surveys, and culminating in an audience development report with recommendations for future project developments.
Lead for France and Francophone Countries | 2020-ongoing
Lead for France and Francophone Countries for Sound Diplomacy, global music consultancy developing strategies to create and develop music ecosystems around the world.
Project Development Consultant 'Listen to My World' | 2021
Project development for ‘Listen to My World’ by Claudia Molitor, a new installation to be exhibited from October 2021 - May 2023 at Transit (Leuven/Belgium), Spor (Aarhus/Denmark), hcmf// (Huddersfield/UK), Wilde Western (Kjortik/Belgium), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens/Greece), Time of Music (Vitassari/Finnland) funded by Creative Europe.
Listen to My World rejects the demands of our petro-capitalist society, predominantly driven by a “financial logic”, by celebrating the diversity of human complexities and idiosyncrasies - and amplifying the voices of disadvantaged and marginalised people - whose voices and concerns often go unheard.
Music in Detention
Leadership Development Programme Facilitator and Coach | 2021
Design and facilitation of workshops for Music in Detention community music leaders, working in immigration removal centres across the UK. Themes including leadership and creativity. Facilitation of action learning sets and 1:1 coaching.
Diversity and Inclusion Consultant | 2021
Development of a forward-thinking new diversity and inclusion strategy for BabylonARTS arts centre in Cambridgeshire, including 1:1 sessions with CEO; facilitation of a diversity and inclusion-themed staff and board away day, and culminating in a diversity action plan and set of recommendations for BabylonART’s existing equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy.
PRS For Music Foundation
Grants Assessor | 2021
Assessing applications for Women Make Music and the Open Fund for Organisations including Classical Open Fund Assessment Panel