Christopher Spring
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Christopher Spring

Artist Manager, Gallery Founder, Marketing/Branding.London, United Kingdom
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Christopher Spring
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Christopher Spring

Artist Manager, Gallery Founder, Marketing/Branding.London, United Kingdom
About me
Experienced freelancer in the arts. Skilled in creative problem solving, social media and copywriting, artist management, marketing and design. Strong art and design background with an NCTJ in Journalism from Brighton Journalist Works and BA in Fine Art.
Projects
  • Nou Wave I: The Old Biscuit Factory
    Nou Wave I: The Old Biscuit FactoryBelow is a detailed project review of the first pop up from Nou Wave Gallery a project created by myself and the artist Constantin III. In it, I go into lots of detail behind delivering a large project like this with no financial investment in a month. I hope that it helps you, the reader, and gives some insight into the type of challenges that one will face. This write up will take you through the whole project, from naming, deciding on branding and creating the website, writing the open call,
  • Creative Health Conference
    Creative Health ConferenceJust a mini video I made to showcase some of the important points learnt from the Creative Health Conference hosted by Southbank Centre. This was made in about an hour and was a fun little draft to work on. Would love your feedback. You can see the IGTV via this link: https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByqsIxPnWwIjMoBUUew8Jl7RpVNgw5wxr8qiPw0/
  • Artist Manager - Anoushka Lucas
    Artist Manager - Anoushka LucasAbout Anoushka Lucas: Influenced by the sounds and writing of Carole King, Zadie Smith, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday, Anoushka Lucas has been described as “an exceptional voice and a great songwriter” by Jamie Cullum. Her debut album, Dark Soul, was produced by the renowned Martin Terefe (Jamie Cullum, KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright). Martin was so impressed by Anoushka's voice and her songs that he suggested they record them live at his Kensaltown Studios, adding the talents of Glen Scot
  • Yakul - Artist Manager
    Yakul - Artist ManagerTHE HEADLINES: Managed Brighton Neo-soul/Jazz 4 piece Yakul handling all facets of their career, with a very successful 6 months introducing their work to the wider music world and garnering interest from Record Labels, Booking Agents and securing funding for their next release which is being recorded in the studio at the moment. • Released “Realigned” handling all facets of the release including Social Media, PR, Artwork, Marketing, securing distribution and Spotify Playlisting. • Attained
  • Corridor Gallery
    Corridor GalleryCorridor Gallery was created by Brighton-based makers and Artists to provide exhibition and retail space to support and nurture our City’s vibrant Art scene. Voted acting director of the cooperative that took it from a market stall to permanently housed gallery space with workshops, talks and private events in Brighton. This section is a brief overview of the feel of the space and some of the exhibitions we housed. The Gallery space offered a monthly exhibition area with the sole aim to house gr
  • AirMTM - Artist Manager [Jamie Cullum, Tom Lewis, Amaroun, Carmody, The Lottery Winners]
    AirMTM - Artist Manager [Jamie Cullum, Tom Lewis, Amaroun, Carmody, The Lottery Winners]AirMTM September ‘17 – August ‘18 Artist Management Company Artist Manager/Office Manager/In-House Designer • Office manager for booking agency and management agency that shared offices • Wrote and curated multiple newsletters across the company including Jamie Cullum, The Lottery Winners, Laura Oakes, Amaroun and Carmody • Created a new contact database of music supervisors and multiple sync contacts • In charge of informing multiple contacts of regular updates, securing sessions and inviting
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Projects credited in
  • Eve Shepherd at Corridor Gallery
    Eve Shepherd at Corridor Gallery
Work history
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    Personal Assistant to CEOAltViz
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Brought in to assist the CEO of AltViz, an intelligent automation platform that works with brands such as Hovis and eBay to reduce waste and improve customer experience. • Coordinate and organise diaries, assign and track project management tasks, schedule meetings, taking minutes and booking travel. • Implemented and conceived a marketing strategy with the intention of creating leads through “softer” marketing techniques such as social media engagement, newsletters and a redesigned website, repositioning AltViz as a market leader. • My current focus has been around implementings a social media calendar, finalising and centralising in-house copy and tone, slowly redesigning the website, designing a PR campaign with their recent work with Hovis and creating in-house sales and marketing literature/assets for use with pitches for household brand names.
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    Artist ManagerSelf Employed
    United KingdomFreelance
    Anoushka Lucas: ● Day to day answering of emails, handling enquiries and seeking opportunities for Anoushka Lucas, a singer/songwriter based in London. ● Fundraised a budget of £10k for her album release via a successful crowd funder and private investment, creating her own label in the process. ● Scheduled and planned the upcoming album release set for June 2019 creating and coordinating a team of radio/TV pluggers and a PR team. ● Responsible for creating her new image; sourcing designers and videographers to create assets including music videos, covers and curating her day to day look. ● Successfully renegotiated complex album and song rights with Martin Terefe’s management [Jamie Cullum, KT Tunstall, Coldplay] – including publishing splits, licensing for the songs and secured a new distribution deal for Anoushka’s upcoming album Dark Soul. ● Secured multiple tour dates and festival bookings including sold out shows at Servant Jazz Quarters and Pizza Express Live under my stewardship. ● Secured multiple supports including a Brits Week support slot with Tom Odell. ● Secured coverage on multiple outlets, including international blogs and magazines as well as interviews and sessions on Jazz FM, BBC London, TalkSport and BBC Radio 2. ● Album set for release July 2019. Yakul: • ● Day to day answering of emails, handling enquiries and seeking opportunities wherever it came up. ● Gig photography and video editing where required. ● Booking gigs, securing showcases etc. ● Handled Marketing, PR and Radio Plugging - they have been played widely but major airplay include BBC 1XTRA, BBC Radio 1, Juice FM, Soho Radio and 1BTN – received support from Jamz Supernova particularly. ● Secured GAK session, Sofar Sounds and Balcony TV. ● Secured funding for their upcoming EP via PRS Foundation. Recording, mixing and mastering completed from these funds. ● Realigned playlisted by Spotify on Fresh Finds and Butter and secured over 350,000 streams on Spotify in a month. ● Created and maintained a monthly newsletter and their music glue updating the bands’ contacts and ensuring that all fans were aware of new merch (as designed by me), shows and any interesting news. ● Negotiated a record deal with Tru Thoughts and the Booking Agency Primary Talent for the band. ● Secured multiple headline gigs including London’s Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott’s and Patterns. Notable support slots include Alyss and St Paul and the Broken Bones at a sold out Jazz Cafe concert. ● Festival bookings including opening The Great Escape, Love Supreme, Big Love Festival and secured a main stage slot on El Dorado Festival alongside the likes of Craig Charles, Maribou State, Sister Sledge and Shy FX.
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Skills
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Interviewing
  • Journalism Copywriting Skills
  • Artist Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising
  • Arts Funding
  • Crowd Funding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Project Delivery
  • Booking Musicians
  • Festival Production
  • Artist Booking
  • Content Management
  • Social Media
  • Building Relationships
  • Art Curation
  • Audio Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Google Adwords
  • Writing
  • Brand Awareness
  • Brand Communication
  • Music Publishing
  • Administration Skills
  • Client Negotiation
  • CMS Management
  • Promotion
  • Public Relations
Education
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    NCTJBrighton Journalist Works
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
    Attained a Gold Standard NCTJ including 100wpm shorthand qualification.
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    Fine ArtUniversity of Chichester
     - Chichester, United Kingdom
    Fine Art (BA Hons)