I believe …

…that communities can thrive by having access to high quality local artists with the right community skills and knowledge.
I can work with your organisation, school or group on all aspects of collective project development, from  project design and curation, with funding applications, workshops, artist contracts right through to community coordination,  youth and community work, project management and assessment. 
I can help with:

- fundraising and applying for funds including larger funds with national fund providers.
- full project curation, planning and management including multi group / venue long term projects, community events, local markets and festivals.
- contracting and collaboration / management of artists from a range of disciplines
- working with local makers and producers
-  excellent community connections with first hand experience of working with people from diverse communities including youth groups, newly arrived, transgender, women’s groups and male prisoners
- designing and running workshops across a range of creative disciplines
- fund management, all aspects of reporting, and assessment           - promotion, especially across social media  
- ten years teaching experience in schools across the Tees Valley from primary to secondary exclusion units to teaching in prison setting
- fantastic people management and IT organisational skills
- small business training and advice, from first hand experience of running a long term small food business

I benefit from..
- PGCE primary teaching from Canterbury Christchurch University
- BA Hons in sculpture from Canterbury Christchurch University
- HND in Fashion Design
·         If  you are an art co-ordinator looking for an a workshop or event for your school or organisation, I can help.
With experience of assisting schools to achieve ‘Artsmark’ accreditation and providing CPD training for Primary Schools, I am able to work with curriculum objectives and can match school themes as well as assisting schools in providing great excellence and enjoyment opportunities for all. 

      Some of my freelance clients include : 

Middlesbrough Art Weekender

Middlesbrough Council 

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Middlesbrough Mela

Hartlepool Borough Council 

and schools across the Tees Valley and beyond 

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