PRODUCER - Cultural Programme
I was recently commissioned by Compton Verney Arts Gallery as the producer for the Making Mischief cultural program, where my role was to source and commission an artist to deliver workshops to community groups and produce artworks to be displayed on the facade of Compton Verney.
Myself and the Compton Verney team commissioned visual artist Jane Thakoordin to co-create, deliver workshops and produce banners with the community group from Saathi House, Aston in Birmingham.
The workshops began at Saathi House providing women the opportunity to experience new skills during a series of practical workshops to collectively co-produce a large scale dressing for the facade of the historic Compton Verney building.In March the group visited Compton Verney to see the art exhibition Making Mischief and immerse themselves in the history and traditions of festivals costume and dress. The experience stimulated great discussions on the comparison of both cultures and traditions and they identified the similarities with their own cultural dressings, musical instruments and dance movements.
Once the banners were created they took pride of place dressing the frontage of the house creating movement, sound, colour and be a positive cultural statement, of which the group will leave their eternal footprint at the gallery. The process was culminated with an amazing evening of live music, the unveiling and lifting of the banners along with folklore performers.
artists were sourced via a call out once this was complete we progressed to secure the artists with contracts. Parallel to this I liaised with the engagement, marketing and management team to get the ball rolling.
Built relationship and supported the journey of the community groups we were looking to collaborate with on the project
Supported the team with comms, marketing, program development, recommendations
Support with delivery between community group and the artists
Arranging transport, cultural needs,
Scheduling the cultural program for the artists and the team (negotiating times and dates)
Monitoring the budget
Marketing and promotion
Planning, administration and evaluation