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Welcome. Hope you enjoy having a look around. Please contact me if there is something you would like to talk about, a piece of work I could do for you/with you. It might be  a commission, or project, it could be small, almost nothing at all, or something wild and wonderful, cumbersome or clunky. I love pushing myself in new directions, working in collaboration, and in particular exploring what role the written word can and is having in contemporary performance practices.

Testimonals

“Joanna’s expertise and drive were invaluable to Migration Matters Festival 2018, helping to expand our reach to new audiences, as well as making important links with reputable media & press outlets. She boosted our online & social media presence and could recognise exactly how to engage people across those platforms. It is however, her commitment not only to the job but to the values and vision of the project that enabled the project to succeed beyond what we thought was possible. She is an asset to any project or organisation.”
Sam Holland, Festival Director, Migration Matters Festival
(Associate Producer Role 2018)

“I worked with Joanna for just under two years, she was instrumental in establishing Leeds College of Art’s alumni association. Joanna has great people skills and experience across a number of fields, she is also enthusiastic and reliable. I’d thoroughly recommend her for freelance project work and look forward to working with her again”
Andrew Craske, Head of Marketing & Communications, Leeds Arts University

About

I am an artist, writer and producer, working across the fields of performance, theatre and visual art. I produce events and publications as co-director of COPY, an artists publishing platform delivering writing and publishing projects.

I also work in a freelance capacity as an arts marketing and communications manager and consultant. Offering services including project and event management, press, marketing and communications, copy writing and editing, as well as audience development and engagement work. I work with organisations on planning, delivery and evaluation and have a creative approach, using a mixture of on and off-line activities to reach new and existing audiences. With over 10 years experience in writing plans and strategy for arts organisations and educational institutes, I am able to offer bespoke marketing, press and social media campaign plans for both small and large budgets, long and short term time frames. Most recently I have worked with Third Angel, Red Ladder Theatre Company, Freedom Studios, Unlimited Theatre and Yorkshire Dance.

My work often involves producing and managing events, including panel discussions, networking events, live performances, films, festivals and multi-disciplinary events in a range of settings. As an independent Producer I have most recently produced the Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield, June 2018.

I am available to deliver talks and workshops on independent publishing, writing for and as live art and my work with COPY.

News

Corridor 8 Interview with Kerry Harker and Claire Irving, East Leeds Project

My recent interview with Kerry Harker and Claire Irving, Founder and Artistic Director and Communities Director of the East Leeds Project is now live on Corridor 8. I spoke to them about how the project is gaining momentum and putting local makers at the centre of a new creative conversation about what life is like …

Yoko Ono Exhibition Review

My most recent review for Corridor 8 is now online: www.corridor8.co.uk/article/yoko-ono-at-leeds/ The exhibition is open 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday until 14 March at Leeds Arts University  

Autumn Touring Theatre

October and November have turned in to incredibly busy months, as I am working with theatre companies who are all touring in the autumn, including Third Angel (with 600 People) and Freedom Studios (with When We Were Brothers). I am also working with an exciting new theatre company, Two Tonne Theatre and promoting The Netherlands, their first …

Contact

I am interested in new collaborations and would love to hear from you if you are interested in any of my work.

To find out about my availability, current projects or just arrange a time to chat, please feel free to email me: Joanna.jowett [@] outlook.com