George Harwood Smith

Visual Arts and Events Coordinator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Event coordinator with a background in exhibition, concert and lecture planning as well as artist residency management.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Concert
  • Event Planning
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Curating
  • Event Coordination
  • Artist Management
  • Administration Skills
  • Word Exce
  • Manage a Team
  • Exhibition Management
  • Artist Liaison
  • Drawing and Design

Work history

Currently

Visual Arts & Events Coordinator

ROSL Arts

Jul 2011
  • Coordinator of the ROSL ARTS programme including over 100 art events annually. Managed international artist residencies, exhibitions, concerts & lectures, auditions, marketing, ‘Friends’ fundraising & membership, website and box office. Liaison with galleries, concert venues, artists & musicians, speakers, authors, adjudicators, partner organisations and graphic designers. In addition Exhibition installation and arranging technical support as well as stage management.

2011

Residency Coordinator

Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre

Apr 2009 - Jul 2011
  • Liaised with artists to participate in the KCAC residency programme. Filmed and documented fundraising events as well as general administration. Assisted the Director with a range of tasks. Identified suitable international artists, to be placed on a three­month cultural exchange to the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre in Nepal, Produced a fundraising film on a limited budget, which to date is still used to promote the organisation to international donors. .

2011

Part-time Gallery Assistant

Jerwood Visual Arts

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
  • Responsible for running evening artist talks as well as oversee and install all exhibitions in the Project Space. Conducted and processed market research.

2011

Freelance Picture Handler & Administrator

Parker Harris

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
  • Freelance Picture Handler and Administrator Responsible for handling applications and submissions over the adjudicating process of Parker Harris’ nationwide art competitions.

2011

Gallery Manager

Five Hundred Dollars Gallery

May 2009 - Mar 2011
  • Gallery Manager of Five Hundred Dollars gallery. Programmed and curated exhibitions, fundraisers & space hire to gain revenue. Managed sales, exhibition installation, exhibition proposals, marketing, promotional material, health & safety and sponsorship over two years.

Education

2008

BA(Hons) Drawing

Camberwell College of Arts

Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
  • Fine Art

2005

Pre-ba Foundation in Art and Design

Richmond Upon Thames College

Aug 2004 - Jun 2005
  • Art and Design Foundation