the sorts of things i do
People usually come to me when they need an outside eye or extra capacity to develop their organisation.
That might be business or funding bid planning, policies or governance. I also have a successful track record in arts charity incorporations.
Below are some examples of the kind of work I undertake. I usually work on a day rate and will always give you a time estimate in advance.
I work quickly and can often make a real difference to your organisation in 2-3 days' worth of time.
"Christina's guidance and insight into the arts sector has been invaluable in supporting our organisation's recent growth. Working with Christina has ensured we are steering in the right direction and enabled us to better evaluate and communicate our unique impact."
Beck Tadman – Chair, Raze Collective
examples of my work
"Christina worked with Wise Children during the early stages of the company’s formation. She took on many tasks, and can pretty much do anything she turns her mind to. Her particular triumph was helping us to register as a charity, a process she made seem smooth, simple and speedy – when I know for sure it is anything but!"
- Poppy Keeling, Executive Producer
business planning support for GL4 CIC
training and advice sessions on company
set up for Queer Arts Consortium
On their 20 year company anniversary, the brilliant Bootworks Theatre wanted to review their whole business model
"Christina helped shift and sharpen our company to be more efficient, helping us focus time and labour on our creative work"
- Robert Daniels, Artistic Director
charity and CIC set up for organisations including Viv Gordon Company and 1927 Productions: writing the applications, creating governing documents and guiding trustees and directors through the process
"I cannot recommend Christina highly enough. She is someone who can help organisations big or small with advice that is bespoke, accessible, practical and encouraging. She is the secret weapon of many successful organisations.
- Emma Williams, Director
"When I first set up Gloucester Culture Trust, we were juggling multiple funders, staff recruitment, financial and governance systems, writing a Charity Commission application and more. Christina helped me make sense of all these things. She is reliable, well-informed, generous, creative, calm, diligent and super friendly."
- Hollie Smith-Charles, arts consultant
In Our Hands are a relatively new company with some great creative brains on the team. They would rather be focused on making shows than on admin so asked me to help. I did a review and update of their finance and company processes and delivered training so they could run it themselves from then on.
"Christina is a theatre angel; her heart pumps pure patience. She has sorted budgets that have stumped me for days, in the time it takes me to make a coffee, and she sprints through the dismal twists of a Grantium form like Lara Croft through a dead city. Highly recommended."
- Jon Seagrave, artist