JADE COLES

Events Prgoramme Manager and cultural producer

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About me

 

Highly motivated and passionate about the cultural sector and invested in all projects with creativity at their core. Interested in leadership across the arts sector and in October 2015 completed a one weeklong residency with the Clore Leadership Foundation. Experienced cultural Events Programmer / Producer with five years events industry and exhibitions proficiency. A manager with the ability to empower and encourage others, leading from the front and centre of the team – democratic, collaborative management style. Currently defining a programme of over 60 events per month, giving shape to events from across the creative industries and enterprise sectors. Establishing long-term partnership with major brands as well shining light on new producers. Proud to say I am a member of: Clore Emerging Leader – Clore Leadership programme AMA – Arts Marketing Association FRSA – Fellowship royal society of the arts Creative Industries federation Business in the community – Young people on arts boards Pitch it! – Mentor Founder – of a community guided towards thought leadership in the experience sector @TheExpRev

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Art Direction
  • Environment
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Leadership
  • Manage a Team
  • Communication Presentation
  • Relationship Building Ability
  • Leadership Experience
  • Experience Design Methodologies
  • Curation and Programming

Work history

Currently

Cultural Producer Exhibitions & Live Visual Arts Events

Gaggle Productions

Jan 2015
  • EXHIBITIONS AND CREATIVE PRODUCER "Vivacious, visceral, spectacularly indignant" The Guardian “Others should follow their ambitious, creative lead" Time Out On their formation Gaggle were immediately included in NME’s Top 50 Most Innovative Acts. They have developed into one of the most exciting performance companies in the UK, gaining critical acclaim across their diverse body of work of opera, music, video, apps and immersive theatre. Commissions include Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, ICA, Women’s Library, Fig 2, Almeida Theatre, Bicester Village, Top Man, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4.

Currently

Events Prgoramme Manager & Cultural Producer

Soho Works

Jun 2015
  • Launch manager for new business concept from Soho House. Soho Works is a creative hub and co working desk space to be launched worldwide. Part of the development team of the first site in Shoreditch, taking responsibility for project management on a large scale. Created the concept and strategy for pre launch and launch events programme. Researched insights not only to create a detailed report on the events vision for Shoreditch but for all future sites. Planned blueprint for all other departments to work to. Managed the overall programming and scheduling working closely with brands such Random House, Conde Naste and Thames and Hudson as well as more local producers, artists and makers. Co-ordinated the technical planning behind the events as well as managing all marketing materials to deadline. - Forecasting, Insights and Research - Strategic Brainstorming using creative thinking methodologies - Operational management and staffing - Developing strategic frameworks and mark able goals - Writing reports and operational documents - Events programming and management

2015

Exhibitions Development Bicester Village Live ART

Gaggle Productions

Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Fig 2 X Bicester Village A WOMAN AND HER ROCK A live performance piece commissioned by OUTNET at luxury shopping centre in Oxford Bicester village. A choreographed dance sequence performed throughout the high street. Co-ordination of performers including booking of travel. Negotiation of fees and strict budget management.

2015

Producer Musical Theatre Show Lysistrata

Gaggle Productions

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
  • LYSISTRATA Sell out, debut UK performance starring Charlotte Church amongst others. Commissioned by the Almeida Theatre as part of their Greek Season. Co-ordinating extensive rehearsal time, making arrangements for Charlotte Church, vigilant with Health Safety and amended scripts and props alongside the Almeida production team. Managed a lengthy freelance team. Developed press release and worked alongside The Almedia marketing team to fully promote the show.

2015

Arts & Culture Events Programming Manager

Soho House & Co

Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Curating, Booking and managing the events cycle at Shoreditch House. Over 60 events per month, highlighting the whole cultural spectrum including Music, Literature, Innovation, Film, Art, Design, Architecture, Well being and Business skills. Direct control of managing budgets and finances and sole negotiator to brands, artists and management labels. Manage a team of junior staff as well co-ordinating interdepartmentally with Marketing, Membership and Brands teams. Responsible for reporting and feeding back to directors on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. - Budget management - Management of junior and senior team members with the events programming team and wider marketing department - Events creation. Strategy and insights. - Collating and analysing reports - Managing multiple stakeholders including bars, food, marketing, partnerships and operations. - Regularly contributing to the social media output - Relationship and community management

2015

Exhibitions Development

Gaggle Productions

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • ICA x FIG 2 Yap! Yap! Yap! A weeklong interactive art exhibition combining live performance, large-scale video, printed work and musical elements. Fully responsible for devising the show from concept to production, alongside Deborah Coughlin. Oversaw negotiating and managing performers and makers. Sourced suppliers. Controlled budget and delivered the show within the limitation. Devised a press release and saw it delivered across national and specialist press.

Education

2015

MBA Creative Industries Management

University of the Creative Arts; Epsom

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Business thinking through the lens of the cultural and creative Industries, part time

2013

Events for the Cultural and Creative Industries

University of the Arts London; Central St Martins

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Events Management for the creative Industries Short course

2010

BA Time Based Media: Sound, Performance and Video

University of the Arts London; Wimbledon

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
  • Sound, Performance and Video visual arts and cultures

2007

ABC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

University of the Arts London; Camberwell

Aug 2006 - Jun 2007
  • cross arts foundation