Jobs I've had

GRAFFWERK, Leicester — Event Manager

(Bring the Paint) 

Aug 2016 - Present

Bring the Paint is one of the largest and most unique street art festivals in the country.  In this role I create and oversee the festival delivery plan. This includes complex risk assessments, creation of multiple types of legal contracts, and negotiation between building owners, stakeholders and a cohort of artists from across the world. 


Inspirate, Leicester — Technical Manager

(An Indian Summer) 

Jan 2015 - Present

AIS is one of the largest festivals of contemporary South Asian culture in the region. As event manager for AIS I work with up to 30 musicians, theatre makers, dancers, fi makers and artists  per festival presenting  a combination of new and existing work. I am responsible for all festival logistics across multiple venues including Southbank centre and New Walk Museum with the Royal Collection Trust.. 


Inspirate , Leicester — Director

Nov 2014 - PRESENT

As Director I am responsible for strategic development of our programme, fundraising, developing creative partnerships and furthering our business plan. 


Creative Manifesto, Leicester — Project Manager

(Light the Night) 

May 2013 - Nov 2015

Light the Night was sponsored by Leicester Council as an opportunity for local artists to contribute to the popular Christmas Lights Celebration.The project supported around 15 local artists per year. The festival was also able to attract headline performances from artists such as Pixel Pyros, Cie Malabar (France) and OMAI (Austria) as well as average audiences of 7000 per year. 

Selected Freelance Projects

10 Pieces of Art About Fake News You Won’t Believe #9!, Leicester — LCB Depot. 

Aug 2018

Artist Development Coordinator, supporting 5 artists to create works outside their normal practice responding to the idea of fake news. 


Methods of Misunderstanding, Leicester — Software developer

Jul 2018

Bespoke Software design created to a brief set by a group of multidisciplinary artists. 


Make Sound Conference & Exhibition, Leicester  — Project Manager 

May 2015

Curator, Project Development, Logistics Manager, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Evaluation


Catalyst Artist Development Scheme, Leicester   — Curator 

May 2014

Project Development, Artist Mentor, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Evaluation 


Code Control Conference, Leicester   — Project Manager 

May 2014

Fundraising & Sponsorship, Cuartion, Project Planning, Logistics Manager, Evaluation


Once upon AARRGGHH!! (Theatre), Edinburgh   — Producer/Software Developer

Aug 2014

Project Development, Logistics Manager, Fundraising, Bespoke Software development, Technical Manager


De Montfort University , Leicester  — Masters Degree

Oct 2010- Oct 2011

Music Technology and Innovation

Research focus: Algorithmic composition tools for dance and theatre makers

De Montfort University , Leicester  — Bachelor's  Degree

Oct 2008- May 2010

Music Technology and Innovation

Research focus: GUI design for creative applications

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