Kate’s diverse ‘desk based’ roles have seen a broad career scope including managing, coordinating, curating, marketing, project delivery and as founding director of a number of larger scale initiatives mentioned above.
Her role as sfedi qualified Business Adviser at Voluntary Action Cumbria, A4E Enterprise, saw her designing and delivering a business start up course for the Rural Women’s Network, offering one to one sessions and managing their art group Blue Tarn with fundraising, exhibitions and partner work.
She has organised symposia on Artist Development issues, rural working, public art and art and the built environment, working with Art Gene, Castlefield, Story, a-n and others.
She has acted as board director for a number of creative organisations and travelled to Portugal and Poland as a representative of Cumbria’s Culture Sector and Cultural Tourism business representative.
As a consultant and adviser she has been invited to consult on the early days of the Lowther Castle development, as Grant Adviser and section panel member for Rural Regeneration Cumbria, and at 11 Downing St, on invitation to a breakfast meeting with Tessa Jowell to advise on the nation’s creative industries.
More recently she has been involved in leadership development, lecturing at IFLAS, for University of Cumbria on the MA Sustainable Leadership course, and in developing company structures for private business.