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. Consultancy and projects include:

Programme development and bid writer, ‘Towards a new model for inclusive rural cultural production’, Arts Development team / THG, East Devon District Council (2021)

Project development and bid writer, ‘One Northern Devon Culture, Health & Wellbeing Case Study Project’, One Northern Devon / Beaford Arts (2020-21)

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

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

Project 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 (2019)

Project manager, RAMM Membership Scheme (2018)

Evaluation consultant, £140k Long Bridge Wing Extension Project Activity Plan, supporting £1.6M capital project, Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (2017-20)

Muse: Makers in Museums, South West Heritage Trust (2017-18)

Consultant / programme development Creative Case for Diversity programme planning at Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (2016-17)

Consultant / co-writer, successful £2.4m Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) 2018-22 bid, RAMM (2016-17)

Artistic and Quality Assessor, Arts Council England (2015-20)

Co-producer / co-curator, Bideford Black: The Next Generation. With Flow Contemporary Arts (2014-16)

Evaluator, New Expressions £250k regional then national pathfinder programme (2011-16)

Project manager, The Research Collection at RAMM (2013-16)

Partnership facilitation, RAMM and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery £3.1m Major Partner Museum Consortium (2012-15)

Visual Arts Leadership Programme South West (2013)


Employment history:

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