About us

We provide advice, research consultancy and practical support to small-scale arts ventures, artist-led initiatives and practice-based projects in the development and realisation of their ideas. Drawing on the experience of working professionally for many years within the arts, we have a track-record for providing quality, bespoke strategic planning and organisational review, and advice on building and sustaining communities of interest through imaginative use of web and social media platforms.

Our research and insight on topics including artists and arts funding, artists’ livelihoods and employment strategies and artist-led and socially-engaged practices has been published by Arts Professional, a-n The Artists Information Company, Thames and Hudson and The Guardian whilst also feeding into development of new arts initiatives and cultural policies in the UK and beyond.

Susan Jones is a mentor and adviser to individual artists and to artists’ groups, and a contributor to programmes including Boosting Reslience: Survival Skills for the New Normal, Castlefield Gallery Associates, ELIA NXT Project, Mark Devereux Arts, New Bridge Project and Somerset Art Works. She was a Board member of Redeye: The Photography Network until 2018. Doctoral research at Manchester Metropolitan University 2015-2019 explored new rationales for the interrelationship between arts policy and artists' practices and livelihoods.