here’s me speaking/writing elsewhere

2021

Co-presented a workshop at GEM’s conference on “Online and Offline Safeguarding in the Age of the ‘Culture War.'” This couldn’t have been accomplished without the wonderful Cherelle Cunningham and Zakira Begum. This presentation reflected on the impact of imagined and actual hateful abuse levied at heritage organisations for talking on topics to do with racism. Cherelle brought her insights on the impact this has on the wellbeing of marketing teams, especially on BPOC staff. Zakira spoke on solutions and actions to implement so that care for internal staff becomes the norm, especially as organisations are driven by the content they produce.

Museums Association, Moving on Up

I led a break out session on zoom on Surviving Freelance and was part of the panel for the final Q&A. (I promise you I was not bored, that’s my listening face).

Screenshot Credit: Louise Marlborough

V&A, Live Conversations: Transferable Career Skills

Joined with Sarah Gregory, Head of Creative Careers at the Creative Industries Federation, to explore the changes in the creative industries and how young people can adapt, promote, and upskill themselves during these times. It was devised with V&A Youth Collective, they asked us qs on what was important to them.

It wasn’t live recorded, but here is the live illustration of what we said.

Image Credit: @KatieDraws

British Museum Youth Collective, Museum careers unlocked: getting your foot in the door

This was co-ordinated by the really lovely Youth Collective. They put me and Michelle McGrath, founder of Museum as Muck, on the hot seat. The event focused on museum careers, and the process of ‘breaking into’ the sector as a young person.

Resources I’ve created for Arts Emergency

Write better job ads

Intro to Freelancing

Money and Wellbeing

Unrecorded speaking engagements

2nd December: Delivered a workshop on “Career planning for folks who are more than their job titles.” It was a Masterclass for the British Council (Re)Positioning the museum of tomorrow Conference.

27th September: Transforming Narratives, Cultural Leadership Programme, on the virtual “Long Table” panel with James Tyson (British Council) and Zoya Ahmed (Civic Square)