Artists' Development

What We Do / Who We Are

Folky / roots agile free-thinking supporters of awesomeness for artists and organisations through collaborative projects, programming & more.


Working with artists and organisations from the widest folk, roots and singer/songwriter genres, we pride ourselves in being free-thinking, resourceful, resilient, creative, and fun to work with.

We are well-networked, experienced and trusted in the UK and abroad, have a flexible approach to working with a wide range of partners, and a history of delivering projects with real integrity.

Working with us is going to be fun! - we only work with interesting and dynamic partners and are passionate, understanding & generous, and above all open-minded on everything we work on.


More formally....

Artists - support for artists at all levels of their creative and professional careers, enabling them to identify, create and take appropriate development opportunities at all stages of their careers.

Organisations - support to develop projects and commissions, partnership working, artist & audience development, research, evaluation and more

We have experience of working with a full range of artists, funders, venues, agents and professional organisations in supporting artists to develop their careers.

Specific areas of support and expertise includes

  • touring strategy and developing relationships with programmers, venues and agents

  • collaborative working & project development and delivery

  • creative development & support

  • developing relationships with funders and bodies that offer support

  • showcasing preparation and strategy

  • international development including showcasing and working with international partners & artists

  • building a UK team

  • forward planning and long term strategy

  • working with UK organisational partners

  • project planning, delivery, and evaluation

We know that not every artist or organisation needs full time support – most need some support with various projects some of the time, and are happy to work with partners on specific elements or on longer term relationships.


We offer one to one guidance and support with artists and organisations across all elements of career development and artist or organisation driven projects.

Because we are

  • Free thinking

  • Experienced

  • Independent

  • Resourceful

  • Kind & generous

  • Resilient

  • Understanding

  • Human

  • Passionate

  • Well-networked

  • Trusted

  • Fun

We always

  • Work with the best people and organisations (and only work with people we like and respect too)

  • Build strong relationships to deliver results

  • Work with integrity and an uncompromising attitude to make the most of every opportunity

  • Enjoy our work

Contact us


Please contact Neil Pearson

(+44) 01743 231522

(+44) 07986 630496

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