Natalya Best-Forbes

Natalya Best-Forbes

Inclusive Talent Programmes ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Natalya Best-Forbes

Natalya Best-Forbes

Inclusive Talent Programmes ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • National Opera Studio Young Artists' Programme Auditions 2021-22
    National Opera Studio Young Artists' Programme Auditions 2021-22I worked with the Communications team to advertise the auditions, revise the FAQs and create the application forms (this year, working with the application organisation to get a drop-down list of all countries). Throughout the auditions period, I managed enquiries from the applicants and keep them updated with the changing Covid-19 restrictions and how that would affect their auditions. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's auditions took place online. This required organising the applicat
  • National Opera Studio Young Artists' Programme Auditions 2020-21
    National Opera Studio Young Artists' Programme Auditions 2020-21I worked with the Communications team to advertise the auditions, revise the FAQs and create the application forms. I created and managed the schedule, was the point of contact for all artists and the external application management system, organised unusual repertoire, booked and was the first point of contact for the accompanists, managed the auditions intern and auditions runner and was on hand to assist the panel with their requirements. I did this for both opera singers and repetiteurs. I
  • Black Lives Matter at the National Opera Studio
    Black Lives Matter at the National Opera StudioWith the backing of the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team, I led a small group of NOS staff who together, we created a transparent, action based statement in response to the Black Lives Matter protests taking place worldwide. This statement now holds the organisation accountable to the commitments in the statement and communicates clearly the organisation's standpoint on anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. The full statement is here: https://www.nationaloperastudio.org.uk/News/bla
  • National Opera Studio Singers' auditions for the 2019-20 Young Artist Programme
    National Opera Studio Singers' auditions for the 2019-20 Young Artist ProgrammeI worked with the Communications team to advertise the auditions, revise the FAQs and create the application forms. I created and managed the schedule, was the point of contact for all artists and external application management system, organised unusual repertoire, booked and was the first point of contact for the accompanists, managed the auditions intern and auditions runner and was on hand to assist the panel with their requirements. I did this for both singers' and repetiteurs' auditions.
  • Liminal: In-between Two Spaces
    Liminal: In-between Two SpacesI curated a week long exhibition displaying sixteen of my own photographs in 2016. I organised the venue (Platform1, East Dulwich), and oversaw sponsorship (Four Pure brewery) and the marketing of the exhibition. I sold a number of photographs and went on to exhibit it again at The Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. Photos © Lucy Jazz Photography 2016 Poster © Natalya Best-Forbes 2016
  • Diverse Voices
    Diverse VoicesThe Diverse Voices programme has been set up by the National Opera Studio in the light of its report Opera Training for Singers in the UK, with funding from Help Musicians UK and others, and with the support of major UK opera companies. Diverse Voices will establish a supportive, challenging and creative network which will tackle the barriers to diversity and ensure that everyone has a voice in shaping a successful future for opera in the UK. My role is to co-ordinate meetings for the patrons
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Projects credited in
  • 'Voices of Tomorrow' Somerset House
    'Voices of Tomorrow' Somerset HouseWhat a privilege to be a Co-Producer on the 'Voices of Tomorrow’ project, for This Bright Land at the Somerset House Trust. Positioned in the festival’s 35mm Observation Wheel, the project was produced in collaboration with seven young people and a very talented team. It is a platform for young people to express and share their experiences and beliefs that they have when thinking about the capital and their interpretations of family. If you’ve got a spare moment, check out the final soundscape
Work history
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    Inclusive Talent Programmes ManagerSomerset House
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Studio CoordinatorNational Opera Studio
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Programme Management
  • Event Administration
  • Creative Programming
  • Creative Arts
  • Creative Campaigns
  • Opera
  • Schedule Management
  • Event Coordination
  • Administraion
  • Contract Management
  • Artist Contracts
  • Facilities
  • Audition
  • Statistics
  • Staff Training
  • Online Advertising
  • Online Communications
  • Online Content
Education
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    BA HistoryUniversity of Roehampton London
     - London, United Kingdom
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    3 A Levels (Art, History & Sociology) 2 AS Levels (English Literature & the Extended Project)Prendergast Hilly Fields College
     - London, United Kingdom