Photo by Martin Parr

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ALISON HARGREAVES

EXPERIENCE : Theatre and Performing Arts

January - April 2019
Producer - Inside Bitch
A Clean Break co-production with Royal Court Theatre, co-directed by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson.
Devised with and performed by Lucy Edkins, Jennifer joseph, TerriAnn Oudjar and Jade Small.

November 2017 - December 2018
Clean Break Theatre Company, London UK
Producer
Delivering a full programme of original commissions and co-productions with companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Manchester International Festival

May - November 2017
Camden Peoples Theatre, London , UK
Producer - Fog Everywhere, directed by Brian Logan
Delivering an original stage production developed with support from the Wellcome Trust and in partnership with Kings College London

August 2016 - present day
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, UK
Producer - Messiah, a co-production with The English Concert Orchestra directed by Tom Morris

  • Budget management, contracting of artists, coordinating artistic development, overseeing operational, box office and marketing activities

  • Liaison with national and international festival programmers regarding future life.

  • Securing and overseeing a commission from The Space to capture a performance for online audiences. Delivery of campaigns for commercial and non-commercial distribution.

August 2016 - October 2016
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, UK
Lead on a Stage One ACE Capital Application for the Boat Shed Capital project

  • First phase of research and liaison with the Bike Shed Chief Executive, Chairperson, and representatives from Exeter City Council and Cultural Partnership. Submission is planned for 2017.

March 2016 - present day
The Koestler Trust
Arts Mentor (voluntary)

  • Following intensive training I deliver monthly mentoring sessions with an emerging performance artist and ex-offender recently released from the prison system.

June 2015 - July 2016
Tiata Fahodzi Ltd
(Touring theatre company and National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England)
General Manager

  • Financial administration including running the management accounts, payroll and quarterly reporting to the Board of Trustees and ACE.

  • Booking and producing the 12-venue national tour of I Know All The Secrets in My World, from booking to reconciliation.

  • Producing the Tiata Delights artist development festival of workshops and performances across multiple spaces at Watford Palace Theatre

  • Producing our co-production with RADA, Bricks and Pieces for the RADA summer ’16 season

  • Producing the Aunty, Aunty audience engagement workshops and performances at the Southbank Centre

  • Supporting the Artistic Director and CEO in developing company strategy to fulfil our mission to promote diversity in British Theatre.

  • Line managing production and administrative staff.

  • Developing and delivering fundraising campaigns to diversify our income.

  • Supporting marketing activity including developing artwork, copy, print and video content for promotional use.

November 2012 - June 2015
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK
Producer - Bristol Proms and Visitors Programme

  • Line producing the Bristol Proms 2014 and 2015 (Bristol Old Vic, Universal and Classic FM's festival of digital arts and classical music) and co-line producing Bristol Jam 2012 (festival of improvisation)

  • Producing the Inspiring Visitors programme of visiting productions across the BOV mid and small scale spaces and off-site

  • Coordinating the BOV programme and contributing to the programming process across multiple spaces and strands of work

  • Managing collaborative projects with external partners such as Mayfest and Bristol
    Museums and Archives

  • Line managing an Administrative Assistant and festival promotional and delivery teams.

  • Coordinating a series of workshops and exchanges connecting developing and established artists within the Inspiring Visitors programme

ovember 2011 - November 2012
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK
Executive Assistant to the joint CEOs

  • Broad and responsive administrative support to the Artistic and Executive Directors

May 2010 - November 2011
Teotihua, France
Assistant Producer

  • Database management, liaison with venue and festival programmers, artist support and producing marketing materials.

  • Script translation and support for Cie. La Part Manquante’s production of David Harrower’s Blackbird at Sorano Theatre, Toulouse

  • Coordinating freight, transport and accommodation for productions travelling nationally and internationally including Cie. Areski's Bilboké

EXPERIENCE: Film

September 2016 +
Freelance Self-Shooter / Editor

  • Multiple documentary-style commissions for Avery Healthcare

July - October 2017
First Assistant Director - The Tick and The Bomb directed by Matt White. Commissioned by Arts Council Wales

  • Casting and supporting preproduction planning

  • Forward-thinking support for the Director, running the shoot to schedule

  • Writing and distributing call sheets to cast and crew

June 2017
2nd Assistant Director, Charlotte Gainsbourg music video

  • Video directed by Charlotte Gainsbourg, produced by Forever Pictures, filmed on location in Bristol, UK

March 2017 +
Associate Producer, The Space MESSIAH Commission (BBC/Arts Council England)

  • Capture of the performance featuring Jamie Beddard in the role of The Beloved. Directed by Nick Wickham for theatrical and online distribution.

October 2016 - present day
Producer and Director, GIRLS ON FILM (working title) documentary film

  • A project in collaboration with the teenage female students of Bristol’s City Academy, and City of Bristol College integrating a work experience programme for students of the University of the West of England.

April 2015 - September 2016
Co-director and Producer, MAKE THE MOST OF ME documentary film
(Working in collaboration with Alive! Activities and the University of the West of England)

  • A portrait of three elderly individuals in a care home delivered following a successful campaign for an Arts Council Grant and comprising a work experience programme for students of the University of the West of England.

  • First screened at a curated showcase event at Bristol Old Vic in August 2016, the project concluded with a tour of screenings to other care homes.

  • It was included in the Diverse City festival programme and awarded an Official Selection for the London Lift-Off Film Festival, Docs Without Borders and Underwire Festival, where I received a nomination for Best Editor.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Arts Emergency Mentoring Training (supporting underprivileged 16 - 19 year olds) July 2016
ITC Finance for Leadership course May 2015
Cause 4 Fundraising and Philanthropy course October 2015
London 21 Consortium Fundraising course April 2016 

BA/Licence Language, Literature and Civilisation (The Sorbonne, Paris IV)
A Levels A – C English, Psychology, History. (Richmond Upon Thames College, Twickenham)
10 GCSEs grade A* - B

I speak, read and write fluently in french. 

OTHER INTERESTS

I take part in sporting events such as the Paris 30k in March 2016 and the Bristol Half Marathon in September 2016.

I have a clean UK driving license and an Enhanced DBS certificate

CONTACT

alison.hargreaves31@gmail.com