2013 – 2016
Meadow Arts is an Arts Council England Portfolio Organisation. Established in 2004, Meadow Arts has evolved to become an important part of the creative landscape, working with a variety of significant partners and host locations. Meadow Arts works with highly regarded heritage buildings, historic sites and landscapes or public spaces to bring new audiences to the contemporary visual arts, in areas where few other opportunities exist.
Whist at Meadow Arts I was a part of the management team leading on business development, finances, fundraising, launching the Meadow Arts Inspires education programme and enabling the organisation to continue as one of Arts Council England’s Portfolio Organisations.
Never Judge a Book, Booths Bookshop, Hay on Wye
Landscape with Machines, Ironbridge Gorge Museums
In Another Light, Croft Castle (National Trust)
Building Site, Hardwick Hall (National Trust)
Shakti, Keddleston Hall, Powis Castle, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Time with Tell, Croft Castle (National Trust)
Arts Development Officer
2005 – 2012
During the seven years I worked an Arts Development Officer I worked across the District to support artists, arts organisations and community groups to identify and secure funds, develop and deliver cultural projects and establish new creative businesses.
My projects included:
- Rural Reels
- Worcestershire Arts Partnership
- Route to the Hills
- The Severn Project
Christchurch Borough Council
Events and Exhibitions Manager
1999 – 2005
After a year at Hereford Art College and the completion of a BSc. (Hons.) Heritage Conservation I started my career at the historic and picturesque Highcliffe Castle.
Working closely with a small team and around 50 volunteers we established 1830s mansion, Highcliffe Castle as a cultural attraction and one of the most popular wedding venues on the south coast.
During the six years I worked at Highcliffe Castle, with the support of our team, I planned and organised numerous events and around 70 art, craft and heritage exhibitions.