Project management

Among the Polyphony Arts team, we have decades of experience of project management. Katie Beardsworth’s experience includes the Sage Gateshead, Cheltenham Music Festival, Orpheus Foundation, University of Hull Events Series (music, film, literature and theatre), Hull Chamber Music, New Paths Music, and the Northern Chords Festival.

Katie has worked with venues including Cadogan Hall, St George’s Hanover Square, St Paul’s Covent Garden, Hull Minster, Middleton Hall (University of Hull), and Hull Truck Theatre.

You can see details of current and previous projects below. I hope you enjoy reading about them.

Do You Need A Project Manager?

If you are interested in hearing more or would like to discuss a project management contract with me, please email Katie Beardsworth.

summary of the team’s project experience: past and present

The Come And Sing Company

The Come and Sing Company – project managers since November 2019. The Come and Sing Company website:

Hull Chamber Music

Hull Chamber Music – Artistic Director (Katie Beardsworth) since 2012, with exciting projects and developments coming soon! The Hull Chamber Music website:

New London Chamber Ensemble

New London Chamber Ensemble – anniversary project on Beethoven and hearing loss. The New London Chamber Ensemble website:

Northern Chords Festival

Northern Chords Festival – festival management since 2019, including producing their Festival Day in October 2020 under Tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions. Northern Chords website:

Social Media Work

Other Projects

Hull City of Culture 2017 – producer of the Once Contemporary, Always Contemporary event strand.

New Paths Music – Festival Administrator and Manager, 2018

University of Hull Event Series (music, film, theatre, literature) – programmer/producer, 2012-2018

Orpheus Foundation – General Manger, 2010-2012

Chapters & Verse – running a programme of cultural tours, lectures, and other events.

Ministry of Justice – designing and running a series of team workshops for three major prison projects which were encountering difficulties

Freshfields, solicitors – designing and administering an international conference on European law and policy for American lawyers with Britain’s Commissioner to the EU as the keynote speaker

American Academic Associates – acting as academic director for the Oxford summer school with responsibility for curriculum, the extra-curricula enhancement programme and student learning outcomes.

St Andrew’s Quay Heritage Action Group (STAND) – managing an international design competition for a memorial garden to lost trawlermen.

Social media work – We are admin/moderators on several world-wide Facebook groups, including Love Classical Music, for Classic FM. We have also managed social media for a wide range of clients and organisations including the University of Hull Events Series, Hull Chamber Music, New Paths Music, Society for Storytelling, New London Chamber Ensemble, and Northern Chords Festival. We offer social media work on a stand-alone basis and as part of wider projects.