Photojournalist Art Works Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham (beginning Feb 2017)
Photo documentation of the ‘Connecting Spaces’ project with mac and 4 community arts projects in Birmingham districts. Collected individual stories by connecting with individuals participating across the project.
Events Consultant MEBC Management Services Ltd (Jan – Present)
Planning, promoting and marketing Smart City and Mobility events and conferences in Cardiff and Birmingham with an Environmental Business social enterprise. More info here.
Creative Consultant Climate KIC Mindspace Budapest, Hungary (2016)
EU funded programme to explore the low carbon economy using systems innovation to find solutions to contemporary climate change challenges. Worked with Mindspace a not for profit in Budapest working on social innovation, to advise them on how to use arts and culture to engage with and educate the public and communities about climate change and sustainability, sharing ideas and models of good practice from around the world as part of their Smart City programme. More info here.
Assistant Company Manager Friction Arts Birmingham (2016)
Working with the company’s co-directors to set the direction for their activities including fundraising, communication, project planning and project management, to help the company make long-term plans and realise them.
Photojournalist Art Works Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham (2015-2016)
Photo documentation of the ‘Connecting Spaces’ project with mac and 4 community arts projects in Birmingham districts. Collected individual stories by connecting with individuals participating across the project. Photos exhibited at mac February – September 2016. More info here.
Fundraising Consultant Voices from the Hills, Nagaland, India (2015)
A choir from rural India will visit Malaysia for two weeks in October 2015 to perform and share their music. I set up their first crowd funding campaign and marketing the project that exceeded its target. More info here.
Communications Consultant One World UK, Shropshire (2014)
Digital marketing support and business planning for a new charity focussed on empowering women from South East Asia. Lead to more members and a second phase of activity supported by the local council.
Facilitator Jagriti Yatra India (2014)
A facilitator of a group of young people on a 15-day train journey across the country that aims to build India through enterprise. 500 people participate in the journey. My group was part of the arts and culture vertical, I supported the creation of a business plan that was selected by a panel of judges. More info here.
Researcher India (2015)
Self-funded independent research project to explore the creative industries and enterprise in India. Travelled across the country meeting artists, attending a range of events and conferences to collect a range of information about arts development in India shared with the arts sector in a range of publications. See the following posts:
Research Assistant University of Bristol, England (2014)
Marriage, Migration and Integration project. Duties included recruitment of couples of Punjabi heritage living in the UK and interviewing them in English and Punjabi, writing briefs, and reports.
Administrator Perve Gallery Lisbon, Portugal (2014)
Summer internship working in a private gallery. Duties included maintaining the artworks, setting up new exhibitions, contributing to art-historical inventory. More info here.
Researcher Platform London – Arts, Activism, Education, Research (2014)
Online activist campaign on oil sponsorship of the arts. Duties included researching key facts and figures to create content for the online campaign, and research for a final published report. More info here.
Conference Manager Initiatives of Change UK and Switzerland (2012-2013)
Manager of two conferences on Human Security and Governance. Duties included managing a team of 10 volunteers for 6 months leading up to the event to ensure the 5-day event with over 300 delegates from 60 countries was efficiently programmed: logistics, networking, programming, fundraising, evaluation, communications and operations. More info:
Project Manager Ars Electronica Linz, Austria (2012) Duties included logistics for a participatory open-air multi-media event with 100,000 people participating and interviewing and blogging about resident artists, scientists and engineers. More info here.