About us

Richard Padwick and Susan Jones 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 utilising 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, contributing to programmes including FuelRCA, Mark Devereux Arts, Making art work Suffolk and West Midlands CIDL. She is a Board member of Redeye: The Photography Network and Research Adviser to East Street Arts.

Company registered in England No 4774564