What am I upto?

As of 7th October 2016.

Current roles:

Programme Officer for 'Takeover Birmingham' a Cultural Citizens Pilot Project with Kids in Museums

Recruitment/Marketing Coordinator - Film Skills Brum

Event Support - Work in Progress's Library Takoever 2016

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What am I upto?

As of 13th July 2016

Camera Obscura
We've come to the end of our R&D process with 4 artists in residence from our arts council funded period. Find out more by clicking here.

On The Edge (Festival) 
On The Edge is the the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2016 and World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences. This year it is being hosted in Birmingham by The Rep, after a successful bid. I am coming to the end of my work as Volunteer and Ticketing Coordinator.

Coming soon...
Putty 2.0 at Lakes Alive


 

What am I upto?

As of 18th Feb 2016

Camera Obscura
We're in the process of supporting the R&D process of 4 artists in our arts council funded period. Find out more by clicking HERE

Flatpack Festival
I've been invited back to be Ticketing Coordinator again for Flatpack. Wahoo!

On The Edge (Festival) 
On The Edge is the the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2016 and World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences. This year it is being hosted in Birmingham by The Rep, after a successful bid. I will be working as Volunteer Coordinator supporting the Volunteer Manager with recruiting and organising 200 volunteers for the festival in July. 

Work In Progress
Having worked with the WiP team on the Library Takeover Day in November, they've asked me back to support the team on some upcoming events in a mentoring kind of stylee. 

 



What am I upto?

As of 16th October 2015

Camera Obscura
We've just found out that we have been given an arts council bid to R&D the project for the next 6 months, predominantly working with 5 chosen artists from our open call out. Find out more by clicking HERE

Library Takeover Day
I'll be working with Workin in Progress and Priority 5 to event manage their Library Takeover Day at the Library of Birmingham, as part of the Kids in Museums takeover day. The event's purpose is to empower children and young people to take ownership of the library, and to have some fun with a space they were never usually have any control over.

The Writers' Toolkit
I'll be providing production support for Writing West Midlands' conference style event Writers' Toolkit in November.

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What am I upto?

As of 3rd July 2015

Birmingham Weekender 2015 (formerly Four Squares) 25-27th September
I'm producing a few bits for the festival:
Open Draw - commissioned to co-produce this with mac Birmingham and Tim Hodgson. Sketchers across the city on Sat and Sun.
Putty - A successfull open callout proposal. An art trail around the city centre, by artists Jan Vormann and Paige Smith.
More TBC

Camera Obscura
The new camera build is now complete, dun dun dunnnn! We're revealing the build properly at CoCoMad tomorrow, but also showing is at the Many and Varied salon this afternoon. 

Creative Alliance
Along with some ongoing Admin work supporting the apprenticeship programme, I am also Project Coordinator for a new online Creative Careers Platform, bridging the gap between young people and creative professionals. We're moving into phase 2, the project (soft) launch was yesterday and we're pushing through towards the full launch in September now, via more testing.

Plottings...
I'm also plotting a couple of things:
Fun Palaces - I'm in the early stages of planning a Fun Palace to take place at BOM. 
Cycley event - Kerry Leslie has asked if I want to plan a cycling themed event with her, early stages but fun fun!


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As of 30th May 2015

Birmingham Weekender 2015 (formerly Four Squares)
I'm reaaally excited to be helping out the lovely Hippodrome based team with this year's edition of the festival in September. I'm co-producing part of the programme, early stages but super duper excited about this one.

Camera Obscura
Momentum with the Camera Obscura project is picking up and we've already made our first bookings for the summer. We are also now officially a company: Birmingham Camera Obscura CIC.

Creative Alliance
Along with some ongoing Admin work supporting the apprenticeship programme, I am also Project Coordinator for a new online platform Creative Careers Platform, bridging the gap between young people and creative professionals.



As of 8th February 2015

Creative Alliance
Along with some ongoing Admin work supporting the apprenticeship programme, I am also Project Coordinator for a new online platform Creative Careers Platform, bridging the gap between young people and creative professionals.

Flatpack
This year Flatpack has taken its ticketing in-house and I'm chuffed to join team Flatpack at Ticketing Coordinator!

Camera Obscura
Momentum with the Camera Obscura project is picking up and we've already made our first bookings for the summer. We are also now officially a company: Birmingham Camera Obscura CIC.

BLP/BAF
I'm still looking for someone to take on the responsibility of BLP and plans for BAF are in the pipeline..

 


 

What am I upto?

Correct as of 16th November 2014

Bham Camera Obscura
We're just moving into the next phase of the BCO project, and launched a kickstarter campaign on the 14th November, which reached its target within 26 hours. It runs until 14th December and you can see it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peteashton/birmingham-camera-obscura

Creative Alliance
I have just started some new project work with CA, coordinating content for a new online platform, bridging the gap between young people and creative professionals.

Birmingham Loves Photographers
The Spring/Summer BLP programme has now ended and I am working on pulling together a team to continue the running of BLP.

 



 

Previous/Recent

Until the end of October 2014

Creative Alliance
At Creative Alliance I am currently supporting the company with areas of employer engagement, business development, data analysis and report writing, among other tasks.

Longbridge Light Festival
My work at LLF consists of funding research, coordinating the bike route element of the festival, artist support, and volunteer recruitment, among other tasks.

Birmingham Loves Photographers
The Spring/Summer BLP funded programme is drawing to a close so I am in the process of developing the next stages for the group and will soon be writing arts council evaluations.

Bham Camera Obscura
We're still busy the Portable Camera Obscura, with 3 more weekend appearances between now and the end of November. We will then go into R&D hibernation through winter.

 

 

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