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A freelance arts marketing, communications and audience development consultant, I draw on evidence and my long experience of audience and visitor behaviour to bring imaginative, responsive – and realistically actionable – solutions. Plus outstanding skills training, in-house experience, journalism and a creative writing career.
You may be starting your career or have a leadership role to make strategic decisions about your organisation’s future. You may be an audience development expert needing an extra pair of hands, or an individual arts practitioner building your profile. You have been from many art forms … you can tell how inclusive I am from my client list.
In the current climate, your need to communicate strongly and effectively is ever more important. Whether it’s to grow loyal audiences, to understand their needs and interests, to lobby stakeholders, fundraise in your community, to complete funding bids or to raise your profile in the press. Yet you’re likely having to do this with less staff time and a stretched knowledge base.
Tap into my communications expertise at one of a range of training courses and seminars, available through highly regarded training providers or as a bespoke session on request.
I know what it’s like. There are so many presentations, magazines and conversations you don’t have time for. As I deal with clients of all sizes and in a wide variety of genres, I too have to keep ahead of the game. So here’s a handy round-up of things I think most useful.
Communication is what it’s all about – the buzz of conversation, riffing off each other’s ideas, brainstorming a challenge together.
So pick up the phone, send an email, comment on a blog or find me on Twitter or Linked In.
As a small company working through and with the practices of my clients, I try to act for the best for them, my community and the wider world.
I work hard to understand your aims, beliefs and ways of working – to create a sustainable relationship with you.
I’ve been lucky to have worked with or been helped by some great people – designers, web supremos, facilitators, photographers and others. If you need help, I have no hesitation recommending the people here.
As a practicing writer of journalism and fiction, I face the same challenges of finding a market for my work as my many individual arts and design practitioners do.
Take a look at my portfolio or buy my book – and tell me what you think.