In her role as the V&A Friday Late Programme Producer and as a creative freelancer, Yewande YoYo Odunubi has delivered cultural programmes that promote creative and cultural exchange and give emerging artists and practitioners opportunities to encourage their own cultural participation and creative development. Passionate and fuelled to help widen access within the arts, YoYo has worked with a range of cultural organisations including the Southbank Centre, Institute of Contemporary Arts, A New Direction and Tate. She is also part of London curatorial and music collectives BBZ and Touching Bass.
– Co-production and delivery of the monthly Friday Late programme, the museum’s late-evening multidisciplinary arts offer – Lead on logistics and production planning of monthly Lates – Developing curatorial content and future programming in collaboration with the Friday Late Curator and Coordinator – Co-curator of ‘Threads’ August Friday Late exploring Black and Asian histories in the UK. Highest Late visitor figures of 2018 – Building strong relationships with emerging artists across art and design, performance, music and community-interest groups – Temporary promotion to Acting Friday Late Curator and Coordinator to curate and deliver Friday Lates in February and March 2018
- Production coordination, curation and/or event management on various projects. Responsibilities can include; proposal development, project management, production management, artist and venue liaison, health and safety coordination, overseeing installation and schedules, stakeholder management, budget and invoice management, evaluation and reporting, and supervising marketing promotion. – Some projects include: Black Home: The Club As Sanctuary (Touching Bass/Freeword), BBZ BLK BK: Alternative Graduate Show (BBZ), #LIFEHACKS (NME/Create Jobs), Open Doors: Vote 100 (V&A, Smithsonian Institution, Sadler’s Wells, UCL and LCF) and Finding Soul exhibition (own project)
– Closely supported the install, delivery and de-install of each Friday Late – Developed monthly installation and production schedules, and work rota for event assistants – Artist liaison duties included arranging arrival times, travel and transportation, and supporting site visits – General admin duties included drafting risk assessments and securing permissions to use the museum’s galleries and spaces
– Managed and delivered outreach and engagement programmes for 18–30-year-olds to widen access into the creative sector – Supported the delivery of Creativity Works, a 4-week industry-based training programme funded by The Mayor's Fund for London – Assisted programme evaluation and reporting to support funders' appraisal – General admin duties included drafting documents and presentations, and database management