Selected Commissions & Projects
June 2020 – Present | Signal Film and Media | Project Manager | The Pool | A series of virtual talks and micro-commissions for emerging digital and new media Cumbrian artists. Arts Council funded.
May 2020 | Barra Culture |Illustration Artist – four pages | A lockdown creative arts activity cross generational pack for Barrow residents. As part of Creative People and Places, Arts Council.
Jan 2020 – Present |Signal Film and Media with Cumbria Libraries | Producer | Off The Page | To design and coordinate the branding and publicity for recruitment of a UK wide search for 6 artist residencies within selected Cumbrian libraries. To also produce 12 educational films and packs to accompany the project for schools.
Dec 2019 – Present | Signal Film and Media with Cumbria Museum Consortium | Project Manager |Source | Cumbrian Digital Artist development project. Led and mentor 8 artists with four lead arts organizations.
Sept 2019 – Present | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Co-lead Delivery Insight into Addiction | Police Crime Commission funded project highlighting the realities of drugs in Barrow. Community led project resulting in a documentary short.
July 2019 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Alex In Wonderland | Into Film funded commission for ‘Film in a Box’ online resource for schools.
July 2019 | Art Gene | Filmmaker | Extreme Views | Documentation of the guided Duddon Estuary Crossing with local naturalist Pete Burton and Duddon Inshore Rescue. See the film.
March 2018 – May 2019 | Art Gene | Project Manager | Co-lead Delivery Extreme Views | NPO Arts Council funded arts community project. Interactive landscape interventions and events. Artist commissions and delivery, exhibitions and school workshops. See the film.
March 2019 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Get Digital | Francis C Scott funded youth digital skills project resulting in a drama/animation short.
Feb 2018 – May 2018 | Barrow’s Salty Yarns | Producer | Lead Artist | Heritage Lottery Funded micro project based on the local maritime heritage of the area. Commissioning and delivering workshops within the community.
Feb 2018 – Apr 2018 | Art Gene | Filmmaker | Habitat To Habitation | Documentation film of the short project connecting local residents to ‘wild’ suburban areas of Barrow. See the film.
Jan 2017 – Apr 2017 | National Trust Quarry Bank | Artist | A Woman’s Work Is Never Done| A micro commission for an exhibition textile and film installation based on the new museum exhibition exploring the lives of women associated with the mill.
Sept 2017 – May 2018 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Co-lead Delivery Market Tales | Heritage Lottery Funded community project exploring the history of Barrow’s market. Working with stallholders, community historians and artists, the project brought together a refreshed rich heritage.
Sept 2012 – July 2017 | Signal Film & Media | Project Manager | Lead Artist Cooke’s Crew | Big Lottery funded weekly youth project that facilitated new creative digital skills through filmmaking and animation.
Sept 2013 – June 2016 | Signal Film & Media | Project Manager | Lead Delivery Cooke’s Cinema | Film Hub North funded community led and programmed cinema and events.
Sept 2015 – June 2016 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Co-lead Delivery | Lost Journeys | Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the history of the Furness Railway. Working with local historians, community and artists. Resulting in a drama short film, photography, and exhibitions.
June 2014 – Dec 2016 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Artist | Window on Walney | People Postcode Lottery funded community specific project facilitating access to creative digital skills and local heritage of the Island through a series of workshops, events and screenings.
Previous Relevant Projects
July 2003 – Dec 2003 | Welfare State International | Producer | Artist | One Rock | Arts Council funded collaborative interactive landscape project and exhibition. Series of workshops within the Longline project resulting in performances and processions within the community.
Sept 1999 – Dec 2003 | Custodians Cottage | Project Manager | Lead Artist | A community project associated with the heritage of Furness Abbey. Heritage Lottery Funded provided a programme of events and activities linking the community to the site.
Mar 1998 – Dec 1998 | The Grizedale Society | Programme Assistant & Stage Manager | Theatre – in – the Forest | Assisting the Director in the programme of events, administration and running of the theatre. Assisting the Sculpture programme.