Hi! I’m Amelia, welcome.
Do you ever get the feeling there’s a secret formula to get to where you’re going, you just don’t have it?
Most of us working in the creative industries are making it up as we go along. Which is hard. If like me, you wish people were a little more honest about how things really work, this site is for you.
I believe artists and creative people should be in charge of their destinies, careers and industries.
To make this a reality, artists need access to resources and information. The creative industries by and large are stuck in outdated and/or unfair business models , helped by a serious lack of transparency.
For this to change, we need to share our knowledge, skills and experiences with each other, which is what this website is for.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from working with hundreds of artists and people in different creative fields, it’s that half of the battle is working up the courage to show up. The other half is figuring out how the hell to make our ideas work.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I’ve worked with some brilliant people and organisations over the past 15 years from whom I’ve gleaned some really helpful insights, which I’d like to pass on.
I’d also like to say, for the record, that no one really knows what they’re doing - you’ll be fine.
I live in Brussels (soon to be Barcelona) and I’m the Head of Communications at two brilliant London based arts organisations, Fevered Sleep and Tiata Fahodzi. I’m a big fan of remote working.
In addition, I teach and mentor artists at The Roundhouse and Serious, judge funding applications for the PRS for Music Foundation, and write for publications like The Dancing Times.
I’m also a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow, and a former trustee of The Place.
If you’re a music fan, you might have read my (now closed) blog, putmeonit.com, follow labels I’ve worked for like Accidental Records and Nonclassical, or have come to one of the live music events I’ve programmed or promoted in the past such as PMOI Live, Soundwave Festival Croatia or Deviation.
We may have met at one of the venues I’ve worked for in fundraising, education or artist development and production such as The Roundhouse, Sadler’s Wells or Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
The truth is, my degree was in contemporary dance, and I thought I wanted to become a choreographer. By the time I graduated I didn’t, and I’ve been figuring it out as I go ever since.
If you want to know more about the who, what, where and whens of my career you can find me on Linked In