CONSULTING & ADVISOR SERVICES//

 

CONSULTANT / INTERIM CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
Portland Green seeks every opportunity to share her experience in the contemporary arts, artists film (video art) and culture with institutional and individual clients. Portland has over 20 years’ cultural strategy and management experience in the arts, culture and creative industries – visioning, shaping, planning, negotiating, managing and delivering projects, programmes, policy and competitive cultural bids to enhance the viability of an offer for clients. Clients include venues, national development agencies, local government, national and international cultural institutions, collectors, art start-ups, enterprise agencies, public funders and local communities. She has worked as both a Consultant, delivery partner and as part of institutional senior management teams, working within complex governance structures. Working with clients in the business planning, design and delivery of viable arts and culture projects and programmes including introducing strategic and commercial partnerships, research, visioning, best practice in governance, new revenue and finance opportunities, business plans, innovative programming, briefings, reports, new procurement frameworks, new commissioning processes and establishing formal monitoring and evaluation processes, all of which meet the client’s institutional or programme priorities. Significant experience with US clients has engendered a can-do, proactive service with a focus on delivering for clients against targets to deadlines and resolving challenges speedily. An advanced knowledge of contract law as it applies to intellectual property, artistic practice, cultural production, exhibition and distribution facilitates clients’ timely issuance of licence, production, distribution, acquisition and publication agreements.

Recently Portland has advised on an audio commission for a European triennale, a London Borough of Culture Bid, a large-scale, permanent public art commission for the built and natural environment, a public programme for a contemporary art site and a participatory commmission for a local community. She has also advised on alternate commissioning processes in public art, contributed to an article on the video art market, 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 and written distribution strategies for long format and short films.

If you are looking for a consultant,  interim arts and cultural director services, or project development/management services in the arts and cultural sector, get in touch and see if Portland can help.

More information about mentoring and coaching services for individual creative practitioners delivered with Gestalt Psychotherapist / Counsellor, Wanjiku Nyachae are detailed at the bottom of this page.


STRATEGIC & CO-PRODUCTION PARTNERS /
We are always looking for co-production partners for our art and film projects. Here is a list of partners we have worked with in the past: Nicholas Sursock Museum, Beirut; Creative Barking & Dagenham, London; Creative Time, NYC; Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery, London; Manifesta 9 and the City of Genk, Belgium; Opera North, Leeds; Performa 09, NYC; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The ICA, London; Quad, Derby; Sadlers’ Wells, London; Watershed, Bristol; FACT, Liverpool; CCA Glasgow; The New Art Gallery, Walsall, the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Film London’s Artist Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), London; Animate Projects, London; Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam; Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; Picture This, Bristol; Belmont Picture House, Aberdeen; Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum; Rugby Art Gallery & Museum and The Lighthouse Centre For The Arts, Poole. If you are interested in working in partnership with us or being a co-producer, just get in touch or meet up with us at the next market platform.

 


CURATORIAL SERVICES /
Portland Green has been curating exhibitions and site-specific projects in the contemporary performing and 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. Her curatorial work is informed by her early career as a performer, dancer, choreographer and choreologist with international performance companies such as The Royal Ballet, UK; English National Ballet, UK; London, Hamburg Statsoper Ballet and many more.

To discuss curatorial services contact portland@portlandgreen.com

 


PRODUCTION SERVICES /
PORTLAND GREEN (Cultural Projects Ltd) produces and distributes film and contemporary art projects. Our focus has included 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 world-class, international, national, regional and community organisations. Partners include: Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt; 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; The ICA, London and NJN Public Television (now NJTV). These productions have been delivered to broadcasters, package content providers, online platforms, site-specific spaces and galleries and museums.

Portland Green is an experienced Executive Producer and Commissioner with close to 20 years experience in commissioning and production roles. She has produced artists’ film, factual television, short films, long-format films and film compilation packages. She has worked 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. 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.

If you would like to talk to us about your project contact portland@portlandgreen.com

 


MENTORING / COACHING

” As a mentor, Portland 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, shortlisted for the Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year Award, 2018

Portland delivers mentoring and professional practice services, she also delivers coaching 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 contact us at portland@portlandgreen.com

 


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.