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Claire Bottomley

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I am a full time MA Arts Management student, graduating from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in October 2017.

I have worked as a manager in the third sector for over 20 years, mostly for Mind Cymru and Age Concern / Age Cymru. I am now re-focusing my career path to follow my passion for the Arts, community enrichment, and life-enhancing experiences.
I also have volunteering experience in theatres and am a long time fan of festivals / circus / visual arts.

Location: Cardiff

Projects I’m working on:
I've recently completed an 8 week placement with Laura H Drane Associates as an Assistant Producer (Placement), involving supporting preparations for recent Light, Ladd & Emberton productions "Croesi Traeth" and "Owain Glyndwr" in North Wales.

I've also provided support to Wales Circus Festival, contributing towards registering a new company and writing an ACW bid.

I'm working on a course assessment project, writing an audience development-related partnership proposal. I have a few irons in the fire, doing speculative work with local theatre groups and art galleries and will be available for employment from October.

The MA has given me a solid grounding and skills in Income Generation, People Management, Venue Management, Marketing, Programming, Digital Management and Customer Care.

I am a Sherman 5 volunteer and a Board Member of Cwmni Pluen.
Twitter @username: @ms_bottomley

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