Emma Smith

Executive Director

  • LocationLiverpool, United Kingdom



  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Ceramics
  • Craft
  • Public Art
  • Fine Art
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Executive Director

Look Liverpool International Photography Festival

Apr 2014
  • I am Executive Director of one of the UK’s largest photographic festivals, with responsibility for managing and cultivating a creative programme – from initial funding to delivery and evaluation. I am also the in-house ‘network specialist’; the communications team leader and artist liaison consultant. I manage all external partnerships, maintain an extensive finance schedule and own the organisational fundraising portfolio.


Creative Community Manger & Head of Creative Enerprise


Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
  • Head of Creative Enterprise, August 2012-October 2014 Creative Enterprise Manager, February 2011-August 2012 Creative Community Manager, January 2010-February 2011 Freelancer, July 2009-January 2010 I was a senior manager in a contemporary, multiplatform arts centre, with specific responsibility for managing and cultivating a creative community of artists, creative industries and retailers. I was the in-house business rates specialist; a key project team leader and the Bluecoat’s customer service and front-of-house consultant. I managed external partnerships daily, maintained an extensive finance schedule and owned the organisational fundraising portfolio. I sought new employment to increase seniority, expand my contribution to governance and widen my sectoral experience



Drama with Theatre Studies and Fine art

University of Liverpool

Dec 2005 - Jan 2009
  • Studied Drama with theatre studies and fine art at Liverpool Hope University College, with degree conferred by University of Liverpool