Three work highlights from a pandemic year

Today I noticed that 2021 is the 10th year of my independent arts and culture consultancy business. That’s got to be worth some chocolate. I’m delighted and grateful to have negotiated the bumpy 2020s with some degree of success, helping clients ranging from individual artists and creatives through to national development agencies. This month I Read More

Working with Torbay Culture

I’m delighted to be joining the amazing freelance team at Torbay Culture. I’ll be overseeing the delivery of Torbay’s final Great Place Scheme projects and preparing the evaluation. Torbay’s scheme is one of 16 pilots across England which are changing lives and shaping places by embedding creativity and culture in local planning and decision-making.

Looking back…and forward…

The heat of June is upon us. In Europe at least, we’re beginning to take tiny steps towards the new normal. As we sit on the cusp of the future, I’m enjoying taking moment to look back at what was good in the second half of 2019. Not least because family circumstances at that time Read More

Funding success for Vicky Lindo ceramics project

I’m delighted to have supported ceramic artist Vicky Lindo in her successful bid for Arts Council funding for her latest project, Dead Dad Book. With partner Bill Brooks, Vicky will make a brand new collection of work inspired by her research into the life of her late father, a Windrush immigrant, absent father and alcoholic. Read More

Out now: Devon D-Day heritage trail booklet

I’ll be delivering the last few Devon D-Day World War II Heritage Trail booklets this week. The guide commemorates 12 of the most important military and cultural sites of the Second World War in North Devon. It’s unique in including sites of both strategic importance and human significance, and highlights locations from Great Torrington in Read More

Connecting RAMM with its visitors

Is art and culture part of who you are? Do you jump at the chance to see a big name? Or do you prefer something a little more untested or risky? These are the kinds of questions explored in a new initiative I had the pleasure of project managing for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum Read More

Coming soon…

I’m pleased to be working on something rather exciting for one of my favourite clients, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter. All will be revealed very shortly…

An annual report

                      I won’t lie. It’s been a challenging year personally. But in the best tradition of those who are given lemons I’m delighted to have turned out a stronger business performance this year. Packaging my income and expenditure records off to the accountant feels like Read More

Evaluating impact

I have a couple of interesting evaluation contracts on the go at present – for South West Heritage Trust and the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. It’s great to be able to support these two organisations in capturing the impact of their projects.

RAMM’s £2.4m success!

I’m delighted to have played a part in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery’s (RAMM’s) successful £2.4m bid for Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status 2018-22. Many congratulations to RAMM and all of the other exciting organisations achieving NPO status this time around!