The Curated Place team brings together a unique skill set that combines curatorial expertise, project management, visual arts production and critique, and a full service events production and management. Everyone involved is united through a shared approach of collaboration led by an arts-agenda.
Andy is an established and experienced curator, festival and major events director, arts producer and writer. Andy has in-depth knowledge of the entire production and documentation process and more than 15 years experience working in a senior strategic role in arts organisations. He works internationally collaborating with visual & digital artists, performers and musicians to create high-impact, high-quality content rich exhibitions and experiences. His experience encompasses delivery of all media including photography, audio, film, digital distribution and high impact public events.
Stephen is a producer and project manager specialising in operational and technical delivery of major projects with over 12 years of experience. He has managed the operational and technical delivery of SPECTRA 2015 - 2018, ENLIGHTEN Manchester, ENLIGHTEN Bury, Kew Gardens projects, NATUR: North Atlantic Tales, Dig the City sculptural public realm installations and numerous artist-initiated projects. Experienced overseeing large teams compliance with all Health and Safety, DDA and RIDDAW legislation he is also an artist who main discipline is illustration who has developed a profile as a workshop writer & facilitator. As such he is a strong all-rounder who maintains quality control in projects throughout all aspects of development, research, production and evaluation and has led production teams in 2016 and 2017 to win national awards.
Lianray is an experienced production and technical assistant and has recently joined the Curated Place team after volunteering and freelancing on several occasions. She graduated from Fine Art at UCLAN in 2014. Since then, she has been working with bands on the road as a project manager and technical coordinator, part of small intimate teams and has brought that expertise to the company in the technical and artistic management of the DE-lux Project. She has also worked on award-winning festivals, SPECTRA 2017- 2018, John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux Festival and ENLIGHTEN Bury.
Hannah Ayre has 18 years experience of devising/delivering arts and research activities with the general public, school groups, families, adults and early years. She is an expert in creating environments and events to engage audiences in creating work from a variety of media specifically to inform broader arts programmes. She is experienced producing various objects from small craft items to large-scale outdoor sculpture and events in an inclusive manner. She works with audiences where the boundaries between art, craft, performance & collaboration are blurred and in doing so enables disparate voice to be heard. She has worked with a broad range of organisations including NVA, Walk the Plank, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, The National Museums of Scotland, Historic Scotland and various local councils
Trained as an anthropologist and social researcher Agusta has worked with Curated Place since the company began, connecting our work with international partners. Working closely with the Icelandic Embassy in the UK she has led on identifying funding and in-kind partnerships, particularly within the Nordic Region. She is the company lead on developing our international funding programme and manages stakeholder relationships within these organisations.
Teresa has 22 years of experience working in the many aspects of finance for both private and corporate sector companies and holds City & Guilds / AAT accountancy qualifications. Having graduated from the University of Derby in 2011 with a B.A. in Photography (As a Fine Art Practice) she has a perceptive understanding of the creative industry and now specialises in creative arts sector finance.