Welcome. I 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 or in collaboration with you. It might be a commission or a project, it could be small or something wild, sprawling and wonderful. 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 and visual arts practices.
“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 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 write poetry, reviews and creative texts and prose. My writing and my artwork often overlap.
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 Freedom Studios, Mafwa Theatre, Third Angel, Red Ladder Theatre Company, Unlimited Theatre and Yorkshire Dance.
My work often involves producing and managing events. I am the Producer of Leeds based theatre company Speak Woman Speak. I have produced everything from panel discussions, networking events, live performances, festivals and multi-disciplinary events in a range of settings.
I am available to deliver talks and workshops on independent publishing, writing for and as live art and my work with COPY.
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