CONSULTING SERVICES//

 

CONSULTING /
PORTLAND GREEN seeks every opportunity to share its experience in contemporary art and film with institutional and individual clients. We offer services in strategy, policy, business planning, funding, financing, public and contemporary art and film commissioning for the built and natural environment and contemporary art and film institutions, curation, production and distribution. Through consultancies, research, reports, talks, workshops, labs, symposia, individual, bespoke, business advice and mentoring sessions; selection panels and juries; we advise clients including local government, architects and design studios, creative enterprise organisations, funding agencies, festivals, museums and galleries, art spaces, production companies, universities, performance companies and hundreds of individual film makers, artists and creative practitioners.

Recently we have advised on large-scale, permanent public art commissions for the built and natural environment and participatory commmissions for local communities, advised on best practice commissioning processes in public art, given a paper at a major institutional symposium on artists’ moving image, presented a long-term, participatory project at the world’s oldest contemporary art biennale, secured a framework and services agreement with the enterprise subsidiary of a major UK university to provide mentoring and business advice services, advised on a distribution strategy for an artists’ long format film, written a business plan for an art prize, written a distribution strategy for a short dance film, helped two artists secure one-person exhibitions at major, international contemporary art venues and co-produced a large, multi-screen installation for an artist in a landmark public site.

If you are looking for consultant services, project development/management services in the arts and cultural sector, get in touch and see if we can help. More information about our clients and the services we can provide are detailed at the bottom of this page.


CO-PRODUCTION PARTNERS /
We are always looking for co-production partners for our art and film projects. If you are interested in being a co-producer or commissioner, just get in touch or meet up with us at the next film market platform.


PRODUCTION SERVICES /
PORTLAND GREEN produces film and contemporary art projects. Our focus has been wide, including artists’ film, creative documentary, cinematic essay, docu-drama, dance and performance on film and related hybrid forms. We produce our own films and art projects and we produce films and art projects for, and in collaboration with other artists and film makers in partnership with gallerists, funders and others for a production fee. These productions have been delivered to broadcasters, package content providers, online platforms, site-specific spaces and galleries and museums. If you would like to talk to us about your project contact portland@portlandgreen.com


CURATORIAL SERVICES /
Portland Green has been curating exhibitions and site-specific projects in the visual arts since the mid 90s. She has curated or produced more than twenty large-scale exhibitions or contemporary art projects, many of which have focused on the relationship between dance, performance and the visual arts. In addition she has curated screening programmes and performance events for museums, galleries, art spaces and site-specific locations. She is available as a curator or curatorial consultant and works on a fee basis. To discuss curatorial services contact her at portland@portlandgreen.com


MENTORING / COACHING

“Portland has extensive, knowledge of the current awards and residencies accessible to artists film, dance film and contemporary arts makers. As a mentor, she is inspiring and has a wealth of experience and understanding of project management. Her particular skill is helping to put together strong effective artists proposals and her understanding of the requirements result often in high quality, successful applications.” Deb Tiso, Director

“Working with Portland has been one of the most significant opportunities that I have had. Portland has that rare skill of guiding you through an alien territory with calm professionalism, unwavering support and an acute level of critical analysis. I produced my Business Plan almost without realising it, such was her skill. The production of my plan has had far reaching positive effects upon my practice, and I know that I have the tools and understanding to make informed decisions about my future path.” Jo Roberts, Visual Artist

“Many thanks for assistance with my business plan. I hadn’t attempted one before and even the thought of writing the financial section was quite scary! Your guidance and clarification was extremely useful, focussing not only on the overall purpose and use of such a plan but the individual details of my own business.” Linda Nevill, Fine Art Print Maker

We deliver mentoring and advice services in partnership with trainer / facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist / Counsellor, Wanjiku Nyachae. Wanjiku has worked with: Independent Theatre Council (ITC); Dance East (Ipswich); The Drum (Birmingham); ADAD (London); DanceXchange (Birmingham); ACE Dance & Music (Birmingham, UK); SAMPAD (Birmingham, UK). Additionally Wanjiku supports strategic business and operational aspects of the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) as a trustee and Chair-Elect, as trustee of Moby Duck Theatre Company.

To learn more about our scale of fees or book any of our consultant or development services, contact us at portland@portlandgreen.com


Portland Green – BIOGRAPHY

Portland is an experienced Consultant, Producer and Curator with close to 20 years experience in senior management, consultant and curatorial roles in the arts and media sectors working on large-scale projects with national and international partners.

She has worked with world-class, international, national and regional institutions, clients and partners in contemporary art, film and the creative industries including: Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt; Nicholas Sursock Museum, Beirut; The Southbank’s Hayward Gallery, London; Times Square Arts, NYC; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Manifesta9, Genk; The New Art Gallery, Walsall; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Phoenix Square, Leicester; Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam; Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; Picture This, Bristol; Watershed, Bristol; FACT, Liverpool; Belmont Picture House, Aberdeen; CCA Glasgow; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Robert Wilson’s Watermill Centre, NY; Coventry University’s Creative Enterprises and Institute for Creative Enterprise; The ICA, London; Sheffield Doc/Fest; London Short Film Festival; Film London’s Artist Moving Image Network (FLAMIN); Animate Projects, London; Dance on Camera, New York City; Branchage Film Festival, Jersey; Afrika Eye Film Festival, Bristol; Royal College of Art, Moving Image Studio, The Royal Ballet, UK; English National Ballet, UK; London, NJN Public Television (now NJTV).

She has produced films, artists’ film, factual television production, short films, contemporary visual art, digital art, film, performance, dance and public and professional development programmes in the UK, Europe and the US including working as a Freelance Producer/Director for PBS affiliate, NJN, now NJTV on their arts magazine strand. She has a developed understanding of contract, IP and media law.

As an independent consultant Portland has worked with local government, public sector funding agencies, festivals, creative enterprise organisations, art prizes, media/art conference organisers, museums, universities, performance companies and individual film makers, artists and creative practitioners.

She is Creative Director of PORTLAND GREEN a niche, cultural production company based in London. For the past thirteen years, the company has produced, commissioned, curated, and distributed film and contemporary art projects that are central to our thinking about the world today. In film, the focus has been wide, including artists’ film, creative documentary, cinematic essay, docu‐drama, dance and performance film and other hybrid forms. Film projects often explore and deconstruct, the boundaries between film genres and between film and contemporary art practices. In contemporary art the company is known for its work in dance, performance, site-specific public art and artists’ film. Projects often emerge from collaborations with artists, technologists, thinkers, designers and institutions. The company also owns the rights to a very small, niche film distribution catalogue acquired through commissioning and licensing. The company also has experience in managing strategic media, digital and art programmes for public funders including commissioning and professional development programmes.

Portland is based in London, working for clients in Europe, Middle East and the US. She is on the editorial board of Hibrow.tv and a member of the Museums Association.


AWARDS /
Portland has won numerous awards including a Mid Atlantic Documentary Emmy nomination, a Junior Photographer of the Year Finalist and grants from Arts Council England, BFI and the Design Council of Great Britain.