I'm an independent arts consultant based in York and working UK-wide.
I create, curate, and manage arts and cultural projects, working outside formal arts spaces.
I specialise in commissioning art in the public realm - from temporary and festival commissions, to design team working and permanent interventions in the fabric of a new place.
I'm passionate about the value of integrating the work of artists into public spaces, and the vital role that arts play in our everyday lives. Artworks and commissioning programmes have a significant impact on distinctiveness and placemaking. They play a vital role in humanising, enriching and making our surroundings legible, welcoming and accessible.
See more about me at my CV/biog
- Researching and developing strategy and policy
- Project management from design to implementation
- Marketing/PR and writing
- Training and advocacy
I work both independently and collaboratively and join or create teams as required. With over 20 years experience in the field, I have an extensive network of contacts and collaborators across the arts, design, heritage and academic sectors.
Clients and projects span private and public sector, education, housing, charities, heritage, landscape and festivals. They include North Yorkshire Council, Forestry England, Historic England's High St Action Zones, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, Illuminating York, Arts Council England, Land Securities, Canterbury City Council, Sustrans, Riverside Housing, Natural England, Newcastle NHS Trust. I also self-initiate projects, such as York Curiouser.
Please contact me for more information and to discuss project ideas or requirements.
'The Pits' by Janet Hodgson Whitefriars, Canterbury