Kate MacDonald

Studio Manager and Audiobook Producer

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

  • Senior Curator/Head of Sales
    CW
    Account Manager
    Studio Manager and Audiobook Producer

About me

I am a creative individual with previous experience in audio production, contemporary art sales, creative programming, music management and stage managing. My experience in both not-for-profit and commercial arts environments has taught me logistical and creative problem-solving that goes into high quality cultural output, requiring clear communication of common goals across diverse teams, with an eye for balancing commercial accessibility with artistic and cultural worth. I aspire to use every opportunity to connect different cultures through dynamic and vivid programming that questions everything and only inspires more questions.

Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Art Writing
  • Art Historian
  • Cultural Historian
  • Creative Writing
  • Curation
  • Arts Management
  • Managing Budgets
  • Project Management
  • Exhibition Management

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Rise Art

    Rise Art

    • Arts and Culture
  • E

    EarTrumpet Music

    • J

      JazzFunkSoul Bristol

      Work history

      Currently

      Art Advisor

      Rise Art

      Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • At Rise Art I work across both curation and sales team as well as artist management, managing and advising artist portfolios, along with a client facing creative workload processing art sales, working with the logistics team and overseeing large scale installations. Working with both private, corporate and trade clients, and advising them on their contemporary art collections, I have a breadth of experience in handling high profile clients of all kinds with confidentiality and respect. I also manage a team of interns, training and supporting them in artist management and low-level art sales. This has developed the ability to communicate common goals to a diverse team.

      Currently

      May 2016
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Managing a full team of eleven running the second largest society in the University of Bristol, organising budgets, securing arts funding, booking high profile professional musicians, social media promotion and intuitive delegation.

      2017

      Stage Manager

      EarTrumpet Music

      Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Successfully coordinating live music events, ensuring that all elements run smoothly via organisation and problem solving skills.

      Education

      2017

      History (BA) First Class Hons

      University of Bristol

      Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • I have extensively studied twentieth century public histories in Britain, looking closely at notions of identity in many contexts. Much of my research focuses closely on art and its role in society, for example, my dissertation thesis explores the interaction between British Surrealism in 1930s and its connection with sexuality and taboo.

      2014

      A2 levels: English Literature (A*), History (A), Music (A) AS Level: Music Technology (A)

      Peter Symonds College

      Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
      • Winchester, United Kingdom
      • My studies at Peter Symonds enabled me to gain a broad understanding of the arts across literature, music and historical study.

      Awards

      2017

      Alumni Foundation Award

      University of Bristol

      • Award of £500 to put towards the production of an multi-art form, artist-led 'zine'.

      2016

      Commendation for Academic Excellence

      University of Bristol

      • I received a letter from the arts faculty commending my academic excellence in 2016 summer exams.

      2014

      Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Students with Exceptional Artistic, Creative or Sporting Talent (2014-2017)

      University of Bristol

      • The scheme is designed to attract students with exceptional abilities outside their normal field of study, and contribute significantly to the University and wider City music scene.