my training style
Too often, training means paying a lot for someone to read PowerPoint slides at you.
My focus is on making training affordable and accessible for freelancers, early career creatives and small arts organisations.
My training is informed by extensive, current experience and is both useful and enjoyable. I keep the pace up and the focus on activities and discussion, so you leave with your questions answered and an action plan to get started.
"Christina's natural manner along with her clear knowledge and experience makes her the perfect presenter. She is fun yet calm and speaks with a confidence and warmth that grabs you from start to finish."
– Sam Dunstan, Artist Support Programme Lead, commissioned by Doncaster Council
writing funding bids
If you need to secure funding for arts projects, then this is for you. A practical, engaging course for those who are new to writing bids or who want to build their confidence and develop their skills.
"I feel really empowered by the knowledge you shared. It was easy to understand, constructive and actionable. So thank you so much!"
setting up an arts organisation
If you’re thinking about setting up an arts company or charity, this workshop will help you explore the different options available and equip you with the information you need to decide your next steps.
"Thanks again, you broke through a lot of the jargon and big business words that absolutely terrified me when I first started researching by myself!"
bespoke training &
I create training to suit your needs as an organisation or artist support programme. This has included board and governance training for a new music charity, community engaged practice for comedians and arts project management workshops for libraries.
I also combine my previous work as a University Lecturer in Performing Arts and Event Management with my arts industry experience to deliver for degree and MA courses. This has included creative producing, fundraising, setting up a theatre company and events lectures, plus student mentoring, for University of Gloucestershire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, University of Worcester and University of Chichester.
"It's always so lovely working with you as you are the consummate professional - you're very well prepared and your sessions are really engaging. The producing students all loved working with you today."
– Karen Pimbley, Head of Programme, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama