For more than two decades I have connected imaginative people with excited audiences. As a consultant and coach I develop the confidence, skills and accessibility of the arts and third sector. My work has seen me diving into a range of project from sold-out comedy festivals to organising silent discos in libraries. More recently I have been supporting performers, designers and composers to achieve their creative goals.
- Creative Support Mentor (Disability Arts Online)In Autumn 2022 I joined the DAO team to support the creativity of their influencer Deen Hallissey. As part of the Transforming Leadership project Deen was brought in to create content and add his voice to Disability Arts Online's editorial team. My role sees me supporting Deen to plan, develop, edit and share his ideas via the DAO site and social media. These include animation, opinion pieces, and interviews.
- Access Support Worker (Graeae - Coventry)Access Support Worker for Graeae Theatre Company During rehearsals for writer Michael Southan’s debut play Kerbs I offered access support to him and director Nickie Miles-Wildin. This included note-taking in meetings and rehearsals, assisting with refreshments in break times, moving rehearsal props, furniture and costumes and supporting to manage workload and the daily schedule.
- Artist Support - John KellyThis project spans over 3 years and incorporates a successful Arts Council application (which I led on), John's album release campaign and a successful launch event at the Southbank Centre. As part of his 'A-Team' I planned and implemented online campaigns, built John's social media presence and activity, alongside work on comms, press and PR work. I was a key member of events teams at Manchester Folk Festival, the Southbank Centre launch and other live dates, as well as planning and deliveri
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CoachAnders Morris Knight - Creative Coach
London, United KingdomFreelance
As a coach I support clients to explore ideas, find focus and solve a range of problems. These include issues around creative blocks, self awareness, and the setting and attaining of both personal and professional development goals. I am particularly interested in, and committed to, working with early to mid-career creatives and those who are under-represented in the cultural sector. Quotes & Testimonials: "I cannot recommend Anders highly enough as a coach and all-round top-tier person. If you feel like you're hitting blocks with work, struggling to keep on top of things or just wanna talk things out, he's spectacularly supportive and you'll learn loads”. "Anders has been a brilliant creative coach for my design practice. Helping me understand where I want to be a designer and helping me not only with creative block but imposter syndrome. He offered me professional guidance and got me to think about issues I had not even noticed or considered. I would definitely recommend his coaching service to anyone and everyone in the creative industry".
London, United KingdomFreelance
Shipshape Marketing are independent consultants offering a range of services to creative entrepreneurs, arts organisations and social enterprises Everyone at Shipshape shares a passion for the creative industries. We believe that the arts add enormously to the economy of the UK and should be supported, promoted and shouted about. Not only that but we think art simply makes life better! We have a wealth of experience in the arts, retail and charitable sectors and we want to help entrepreneurs and organisations get their message out there. Previous clients have included Bruce Asbestos, SoundUK, Objectively Funny, Jo-anne Cox, Second Hand Dance and CUTTER // NASH.
- Creative Consultancy
- Marketing Campaigns
- Audience Development