Francisca Aires

Creative Producer

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

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About me

 

I am an independent Creative Producer and Consultant specialized in Project Management, Events Programming and Curation with over 7 years experience producing innovative projects and managing and programming creative events. My interdisciplinary practice involves producing creative projects from small-scale art exhibitions to high-end events mainly in the Arts and Culture sectors. I specialize in: - Creative production and programming of events. - Curation of multidisciplinary art shows and web content. - Discovering and supporting emerging talent. - Budget management and contract negotiation. - Client liaison, tenant management, staff and suppliers coordination. - Creating infrastructures for the interface between startups and corporate organizations. - Strategic space usage and planning, office fit-out and interior conceptualization. In addition to the work I have been developing for different companies I have also created my own projects such as Cosmicmegabrain and XLWAVE.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction

Work history

Currently

Founder, Producer and Co-curator

Cosmicmegabrain

Jul 2007
  • Committed since the beginning to explore alternative ways of accessing the arts besides the structure of the exhibition, Cosmicmegabrain combines art, music and performance in one-night-only curated events with a strong emphasis on public participation. London based international art collective - promotes the fine arts in its diversity as a spectacle, exploring the dynamics of the interrelation between multi-­disciplinary arts and new ways of audience engagement. www.cosmicmegabrain.com

2015

Creative Producer, Art Director and Co-curator

Manpower Festival

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
  • International art collective Cosmicmegabrain and Lisbon based producer Ana Francisca Amaral have rejoined forces for the return of MANPOWER, the glorious art festival in Lisbon's Rua Poço dos Negros; Sprawled across an archetypal Lisbon street, a night of art, music and performance will inhabit once again its public spaces, shop windows and empty venues. www.manpowerfestival.com Art Direction & Curation - Sourcing artists, commissioning new work. Production - Project managing and event production. Sourcing Funding & Sponsorship. Budget management.

2014

House Manager

The Trampery

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • The Trampery is a London-based social enterprise that designs and operates spaces for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. Mother at The Trampery is a partnership between The Trampery and communications superstars Mother. It’s an experimental project bringing together small innovators and large enterprises for mutual gain. Fish Island Labs is a collaboration between The Barbican and The Trampery, a unique new centre to kickstart the careers of a new generation of emerging talent whose work spans technology and the arts. Corporate clients included RBS, Diageo, Microsoft, Unilever and Coca­?Cola. Client liaison. Coordinating high?level events operations. Facilities management. Creating infrastructures for the interface between startups and corporate organizations. Tenant management, staff and suppliers coordination. Maintaining accurate and timely daily administration requirements. Producing quotes, contracts and billing.

2013

Events & Programme Manager

Shoreditch Studios

Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Set in the heart of Shoreditch this venue has hosted some of the most original events in London. Past clients include Givenchy, BP, Volkswagen, It's Nice That, Red Bull and NIKE. Management and programming of large scale events. Liaising with clients, contract negotiation. Responsible of Sales and Marketing strategies. Coordinating staff, technicians and suppliers. Overseeing production team and ensuring the smooth running of events.

Education

2007

Fashion Design Technology

University of the Arts, London

Sep 2004 - May 2007

    2004

    Arquitectura de Design de Moda

    Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa

    Aug 2001 - May 2004

      2003

      Experimental Fashion Design

      Central Saint Martins

      Jul 2003 - Jul 2003