Consultancy

I can offer project consultancy for individuals and organisations around:

  • project development from the early stages
  • determining project focus, scope and timelines
  • locating project partners
  • managing your project
  • funding your project
  • volunteer recruitment and support
  • training opportunities
  • ethical concerns and informed consent
  • sharing project findings and outcomes

I have a standard day rate for my consultancy services in line with industry standards. If you would like to enquire about hiring me please get in touch via my contact page and I will get back to you soon.

I have extensive experience in arts and heritage project work as a volunteer, researcher, coordinator, manager, training provider, editor and curator, all of which have provided me with a repertoire of skills and knowledge for advising on how to achieve successful, accessible and meaningful outcomes and outputs. This background enables me to offer consultancy for projects in the early stages of development, right through to projects nearing completion in search of support for how best to share their findings. See below for a list of some of the projects I have been involved in.

My consultancy experience includes my role as Community Heritage Researcher for the Gateways to the First World War Public Engagement Centre based at the University of Kent and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund (previously Heritage Lottery Fund) 2014-2019. In this nationwide project I was responsible for engaging with community arts and heritage organisations to assist their First World War related project development by offering academic academic support and consultancy from across our network; over five years we supported seventy-three community organisations from fifty-three UK constituencies to make funding applications to the HLF and the Arts Council across the centenary. As a freelance oral history consultant I have advised on community arts projects such as the Can I Start Again project (Arts Council project ) and more recently two pilot research projects at the University of Brighton exploring the use of remote interviewing during Covid 19 restrictions; Exploring everyday cultures of death, dying and anticipatory grief and Performing Maternities: An oral history project on intergenerational experiences of pregnancy and childbirth.

Academic outreach projects include:

The History of Homelessness in Brighton and Hove project (Brighton Housing Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund)

Three European Grundvig Hidden Histories projects: the Deaf Histories Hidden Histories, the Rural Communities Plumpton Village History Project and the Migrants in Brighton and Hove Project.

The Our Hospital Our History: The Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Oral History project. (University of Sussex and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust).

Freelance projects include:

Our Dancing Feet Project: History of the Winter Garden, Eastbourne. Project resulted in large-scale artistic and theatrical production (Zap Art & inroads productions, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Big Lottery Fund).

Brighton Trans*formed: Oral history project collecting transgender stories from across Brighton and Hove (QueenSpark Books, Heritage Lottery Fund).

The Ale and Hearty project Lewes (recording the history of brewing in Sussex). (Strike a Light Community Arts Organisation, Heritage Lottery Fund).

The Stanmer Oral History Project (inroads productions, Arts Council England’s Grants For The Arts Scheme)

Our Dancing Feet Project: History of Regent Dance Hall, Brighton. Project resulted in large-scale artistic and theatrical production (Zap Art & inroads productions, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Big Lottery Fund).

Bevendean Farm Heritage Project, Bevendean Local History Group (Heritage Lottery Fund).

The People’s Park Project for the Level Regeneration (Brighton and Hove City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund).

I was on the Management Committee for QueenSpark Books from 2013 to 2015 and am currently a Director of Strike a Light Arts and Heritage.