Erika Reid

employment

  • 2017-2018 Producer Tinderbox Theatre Company
    • producing and Project Managing entire creative programme including professional productions, regional tours, outreach and participatory workshops and training
    • recruiting, contracting & line managing freelance production staff
    • securing corporate sponsorship and fundraising through core funders, crowd funding campaigns and trusts & foundations
    • re-developing Business Plan in liaison with Artistic Director for period of 2018-21
    • updating & redeveloping company policies inc financial, anti-harassment & safety
    • development and implementation of marketing and sales strategy, audience development strategy & social media campaigns
    • co-ordination of rehearsal, production and touring schedules
    • co-ordination and recruitment for participatory and outreach programmes
    • management of all budgetary processes and procedures
    • preparing and submitting qualitative & quantitative reports for funders/ Board
    • managing charitable administration – Companies House & Charities CommissionRecruiting, contracting & line managing freelance production staff
  • 2017-2018 Project Support Consultant, European Capital of Culture Bid 2023, Thrive
    • building relationships and partnerships with groups that fall into the Section 75 to identify an appropriate methodology for engagement
    • developing a series of creative approaches to engagement – sculpture, song, poetry, mapping, collage
    • identifying artists and creative facilitators for creative engagement workshops
    • scheduling and securing venues and catering for all workshops
    • negotiating with and contracting freelance artistic staff
    • recording, writing up and evaluating all feedback gathered in sessions
    • developing Stage II Programme of Engagement ideas/ proposals
  • 2014-2017 development manager at Titanic Creative Management
    • creative management and training of hair, make-up and costume artists working in film, television and theatre
    • programme training curriculum, contract tutors/facilitators from across UK, Ireland, Europe and America
    • recruit members and students
    • secure funding and corporate sponsorship
  • 2013-2014 programme officer for Young at Art and project manager for Green Shoot Productions
    • managing sales, booking, clients (including contracts and fees), seeking new and building on existing partnerships and opportunities, managing finances
    • managing and implementing artistic programme, schedules and budgets, staff, writing funding applications and organising Northern Ireland tours
  • 2010 – 2013 production, project and communications manager, Music Theatre For Youth
    • project and budget management, delivery of artistic programme, staff training and line management, child protection officer, marketing and PR
  • January-July 2010   studio manager, Flax Art Studios
    • financial management, co-ordinating funding applications, programming international and graduate residencies, liaising with core funders regarding PR and marketing, company secretary for Board of Directors
  • 2009–2010   operations and administrative officer, Old Museum Arts       Centre
    • line management of front of house staff, recruitment, design and delivery of training, operation and maintenance of financial systems, maintenance and management of hiring facilities for external clients, negotiation of fees and contracts, management of box office system
  • 2008-2009     administrative assistant, Old Museum Arts Centre

freelance employment

  • 2014 Belfast Hills Landscape Partnership Scheme
    • community liaison and oral history research
  • 2013  This is Me, Community Arts Partnership
    • workshop facilitator
  • 2013 BNL Productions
    • animation workshop facilitator
  • 2010-2012 animation consultant and facilitator, Terra Nova Productions
  • 2011-2012 arts workshop facilitator, Antiville Community Group, Larne
  • Feb 2010 animation facilitator, Adapt NI
  • 2009-10 animator and designer, ‘Litter Bug’ Replay Theatre Company
  • Nov 2009 children’s craft workshop facilitator, Ulster Hall Belfast
  • Oct 2009 project manager, ‘Normal’, Green Room Productions
  • June 2009 animation facilitator, ‘Write Now’, Replay Theatre Company
  • Feb 2009 animation facilitator, ‘Plasticine Tina’, Replay Theatre Company

education

  • 2007-2008 ILM Level II Exploring Enterprise and CCEA Level III Business Enterprise, Belfast Metropolitan College
  • 2004-2007 BA(Hons) in Multimedia Arts: Animation and Motion Graphics/ Illustration (2:1), Liverpool School of Art and Design
  • 2003-2004 Diploma in Foundation Art and Design and Key Skills in Communication, Central St Martins College of Art, London

professional training

  • 2016 Entrepreneurship Programme, Catalyst Innovation Centre
  • 2015 Running a Social Enterprise, Social Enterprise NI
  • 2014 How to Secure Corporate Sponsorship, Arts & Business
  • 2013 Developing ‘Pitch’ for Networking, Arts & Business
  • 2012 Keeping Children and Vulnerable Adults Safe, Volunteer Now
  • 2011 First Aid, NI First Aid Services
  • 2011 Child Protection Training, Youth Action
  • 2010 Health and Safety for Managers, Capita Symonds
  • 2009 Effective Front of House Management
  • 2009 Disability Awareness, Adapt NI

Board Appointments and Industry Memberships

  • 2016 – present Chairperson, Belfast Ensemble
  • 2009-2014 Board Member, Green Room Productions
  • 2010 – present Arts & Business member
  • 2010 – present Theatre NI member