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
Hull Chamber Music
New London Chamber Ensemble
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: https://northernchords.com/
Social Media Work
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.