The Producer Competencies

In early 2020, Graham Leicester of the International Futures Forum and I did some work together on the competencies I use as a Producer, and how these might be used in the public and third sector to support transformational change. We delivered a workshop as part of the wonderful Firestarter Festival. We’re about to revisit […]

Insights First, Data Second

This piece was originally written for and published on Native, the journal of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. It is part of the Making Digital Work: Data guide, available to download here. Even if we do recognise the worth of our data and make the time to gather and analyse it, if we’re […]


This is the video and transcript of a talk I gave recently, about the need to develop a more granular approach to describing the arts. I was asked to speak at the second Tramway World Cafe, produced by PAL Labs in association with MMM and Tramway, responding to this question: What can we do to […]

Distributed leadership

This piece was originally written for and published in The Carrier in November 2013. I’ve been thinking recently about leadership. It’s a complex concept, isn’t it? We talk about the need for it…a lot. We need strong leadership within the work-place, within the sporting arena, within minority groups, within political movements…