Location: Edinburgh / Newcastle
Since founding Cloud Dance and Cloud Dance Festival in 2007, I've become increasingly focussed on artist support and artist development, using research to highlight issues affecting independent artists and the wider independent sector, such as unpaid work and rates of pay.
Through Cloud Dance Festival, I've worked with around 200 artists in a range of capacities including producing and mentoring, and I started working as an independent producer in 2012.
I continue to work with individual artists on a consultancy basis, however I'm more interested in empowering artists to learn the skills for self-sufficiency.
I've produced a number of platforms over the years, from the 14 Cloud Dance Festivals, bimonthly evenings of dance, scratch nights, small platforms, launch events and adhoc performances.
I've also been working as a production photographer since 2012; I enjoy that this provides me with a different perspective of the creation process and a different working relationship with artists.
My work, particularly with artist-led networks, takes me around the country a lot, so I'm generally only in London when I need to be, and in Newcastle or Edinburgh when I'm not travelling.
Current Clients & Projects
Cloud Dance Festival, Blue Cloud Scratch, IDMN, ALFA, Independent Dance Research Network, various artists.
Mostly dance, but also works in theatre, film, festivals etc.
Areas of Expertise
Artist support, research, regional dance infrastructures and networks, general advice and consultancy. Also production photography.
Also, anything technical (spreadsheets, databases, websites, wonky computers), marketing, PR, social media, copywriting, data protection guidance.
Type of Producer
Festivals Producer, Projects Producer, Consulting Producer, Strategic Producer, Events Producer, Marketing Producer, General Producer, Production Manager, Touring Producer. And All-Things-Technical Producer.
1-to-1s, advice, consultancy, assistance with funding applications (including Access Support applications), dealing with Grantium so you don't have to, audition management and more.
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