About

Polyphony Arts is an arts management organisation founded by Katie Manasse in 2018 (previously Beardsworth Arts). Katie founded her own organisation in order to have more flexibility and choice over her work, and to spend the right amount of time with her young family. Since then, our client base and range of projects has widened and diversified in truly inspiring ways.  We have developed a remote team of fantastic arts experts across the UK, to allow the business to grow. 

Polyphony Arts focuses on classical music management and project management. We are all about clarity, inclusivity, flexibility, and making life and work the best it can possibly be.

Specific services that we provide include: promotion of artists to a large international database of contacts; festival, tour, and event management; strategic and artistic planning for arts festivals and organisations; publicity work including copywriting, press and media releases, social media management, and website updating. We also offer funding support and have a proven track record of successful fundraising, including grant applications, corporate sponsorship packages, and individual giving programmes such as Friends schemes.

And we regularly collaborate with Classic FM, through projects and artist promotion. Get in touch to find out how we can help you!

You can email any member of our team using firstname@polyphonyarts.com

Polyphony Arts Ltd is a Full Member of the International Artist Managers Association (IAMA).

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KATIE MANASSE | Director & Founder (Newcastle)
RACHEL LOCKWOOD | Head of Operations & Projects (Derby)
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CAROLINE SLADE | Head of Artist Management (Sheffield)
LILY HOPE | Artist Manager (London)
MARÍA CECILIA AYALDE ÁNGEL | Artist Manager (Brighton)
MARIANNE BEEVOR | Freelance Artist Manager (Genoa, Italy)
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NICK CUTTS | Artist Manager (Bedford)
SARAH PONMAN | Artist Manager & Marketing Officer (Manchester)
VICKY JONES | Artist Manager (Manchester)
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RYAN GREAVES | Digital Marketing Strategist (Greater London)
GRAZIANA PRESICCE | Project Manager & Podcast Producer (Hull)
REBECCA TAYLOR | Administrator (Sunderland)
HENRIETTA HILL | Freelance Marketing Officer (Derbyshire)
ANNABEL LEAKEY | Freelance Project Manager (York)
CONNECTIONS: Relationships are everything in the arts, here are some that we are particularly grateful for:

Classic FM

Mark Brownlee, RichWeb Marketing

Helen Wyllie, Graphic designer

Linda Martin, Photographer