Clara Finnigan

Editor. Podcaster. Events Producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I am someone who thrives within challenging and fast paced environments as a fierce and dedicated organiser and orchestrator. In my work, I am driven to create accessible and transformative spaces which can uplift alternative dialogues. In 2017, I co-founded the Feminist Internet Collective. Through the collective I have hosted and presented events at the Photographers Gallery, Somerset House and the IAM conference in Barcelona. I have recently coordinated, directed and hosted a four-part podcast series in collaboration with Somerset House studios on the theme of Recoding Spaces. I am the co-founder and editor of a music publication called Hook Journal- Which explores how music is made, how it is consumed, and what it does to us emotionally, socially and physically.

Skills

  • Editing
  • Content Coordination
  • Social Media Management
  • Events Production
  • Administration
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Podcasting

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Glug

    Glug

    • Events
  • Glimpse

    Glimpse

    • Social Enterprise
  • TANK

    TANK

    • Publishing
  • F

    Feminist Internet

    Work history

    Currently

    Community Hosts Manager

    Glug Events

    Aug 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Glug is a global creative community founded in London. We put on events across our network with the simple aim to bring together the local creative industry to champion and celebrate all things creative and design. My role is all about building and supporting our global community of hosts and collaborators. Want to get involved with Glug? Drop me an email at clara@glugevents.com

    Currently

    Co- Founder and Editor

    Hook Journal

    Aug 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I am the co- founder and editor of Hook Journal a new online publication which aims to tell different stories about music. Through thoughtful journalism and genuine relationships with artists, Hook explores how music is made, how it is consumed, and what it does to us emotionally, socially and physically. My co-founder and I have lead the project together from the beginning - commissioning content, constructing the website and social platforms and building genuine relationships with artists. We've had many acclaimed artists involved so far; Durand Jones & The Indications, Biig Piig, and Sundara Karma amongst others - and we have some really exciting projects lined up, including a collaboration with Brainchild festival this summer.

    Currently

    Events Producer and Workshop Leader

    Feminist Internet

    Aug 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I co-founded the Feminist Internet collective. We're made up of a group of artists and designers on a mission to advance internet equalities for women and other marginalised groups through creative, critical practice. Through this collective, I have specific experience in making complex topics accessible to everyone. My role for the collective is situated within our public programme, social media and communications. For example, I have been an events coordinator and creative collaborator for events such as a weekend ‘Geekender’ festival at the Photographer’s Gallery and 'Defrag' Seminar at Somerset House Studios. For these events, I worked to identify and contribute key debates and ideas which would resonate with the galleries audience, I built working relationships with relevant and diverse individuals to represent our given theme. For example, I worked collaboratively with my collective to secure trans activist, Charlie Craggs and author of ‘Slay in Your Lane’, Yomi Adegoke to speak at the panel, alongside myself and two other members of our collective. I also organised and lead my own workshop where I engaged a group of young people in feminist dialogues by creating a friendly and accessible environment. I presented with my collective at the IAM Internet Age Media conference in Barcelona in 2018. I gave a presentation on the issues surrounding gendered service technology and user interaction. I have also worked to build our social media presence, running our Instagram page and establishing the pages following to over 2,500 followers.

    2019

    Podcast Series Coordinator and Host

    Somerset House Studios

    Nov 2018 - Jun 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • My collective, Feminist Internet was awarded an artist residency with Somerset House Studios. The focus of this residency was to commission a four part podcast series in collaboration with the studios. The four-part series called 'Recoding Spaces' will include conversations with acclaimed guests such as; trans activist Charlie Craggs, night Czar of London Amy Lamé, Terry Tyldesley of ethical streaming platform, Resonate and creative technologist Alex Fefegha – exploring the theme of Recoding Spaces, both online and offline. I coordinated, wrote and hosted the four part series. This included securing funding, budgeting, creating a promotional strategy. Booking contributors and guests. Devising the series treatment, and writing the script.

    2017

    Office Assistant Placement

    TANK

    Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I undertook a 6 week placement with Tank magazine which granted me valuable experience in office management and administration, studio assistance and research. During my time there I maintained contact lists and databases, delivered to tight deadlines, maintained the fast paced running of the office whilst organising the founders global fashion month schedule. I acted as a studio assistant during shoots, ensuring the smooth running of the day.

    Education

    2019

    Sep 2015 - May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • I studied Fashion Media Practice and Criticism at London College of Fashion. This integrated masters is an innovative course which draws on the disciplines of media and the cultural industries from both a practical and theoretical aspect. Inspiring its students to uphold the value of initiative and to always challenge the existing concepts and principles of the creative industry. My course has enabled me to become a rigorous critical thinker and develop a broad creative practice. I have developed skills in publishing, editorial and all aspects of image making. The course has also advanced my written skills both journalistically and academically, empowering me to become an independent and bold thinker, always striving to explore a road less travelled in ideas and understanding.

    Awards

    2018

    Artist Residency

    Somerset House Studios

    • The collective , Feminist Internet which I am a part of, was awarded an artist residency with Somerset House Studios - which is home to the largest and most diverse collection of creative organisations, freelancers, artists, makers and thinkers in London. This residency included the commission of a four part podcast series which I wrote, coordinated and hosted.