Biography: independent arts consultant

Still from Time Being (2020) by Deborah Robinson. Part of Waiting Times. Funded by Wellcome Trust.


Independent arts consultant since 2011.

2020-21. Project and evaluation consultant, Torbay’s £1.6m Great Place Scheme, Torbay Culture

2019-20                  Producer, Time Being by Deborah Robinson.  Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at University of Exeter

2019                         Freelance curator, Sea Garden, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

2019                          Project manager / producer, Devon D-Day, South West Museum Development and North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

2018                           Project manager, RAMM Membership Scheme

2017 – present      Evaluator, £140k Long Bridge Wing Extension Project Activity Plan, supporting £1.6M capital project, Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

2017 – 2018       Evaluator Muse: Makers in Museums, South West Heritage Trust

2016 – 2017            Consultant / co-ordinator, Creative Case for Diversity programme planning at Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

2016 – 2017            Consultant / co-ordinator / co-writer, successful £2.4m Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) 2018-22 bid, RAMM

2015 – present        Artistic and Quality Assessor, Arts Council England

2014 – 2016      Co-producer / co-curator, Bideford Black: The Next Generation. With Flow Contemporary Arts

2013 – 2016       Evaluator, New Expressions £250k national pathfinder programme

2013 – 2015       Project manager, The Research Collection at RAMM

2012  – 2015     Partnership officer, RAMM and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery £3.1m Major Partner Museum Consortium

2013                       Visual Arts Leadership Programme South West


2011-2012              Evaluator, New Expressions programme, South West England

2010-2013             Project officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM), Exeter

2009-2010              Communications officer, National Health Service trust

2007-2009              Communications officer and Project Manager, MLA South West

2007                        Project manager, Aune Head Arts

2005 – 2006            Project manager, Review of Arts & Museums, Torridge & North Devon Councils

2004 – 2007            Project manager, North Devon Museums Service

2001 – 2004            Arts development officer, North Devon Council

1998 – 2001            Assistant visual arts and media officer, Assistant communications officer, Arts Council England South West (South West Arts)


Education and Qualifications

2009            AMInstLM, Institute for Leadership and Management -Petroc Business College

2009            Chartered Institute of Public Relations Award in Public Relations Practice (Distinction) – City Lit, London

1997            MA European Cultural Policy and Management – Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick

1994            BA (Hons) English Literature – University of Wales