Tammy Bedford
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WOMAD Festival - World of Art Producer

For the past 6 years I have worked with curator Jeni Walwin to devise and deliver a programme of contemporary art for WOMAD, enabling festival goers to experience the work of international artists.

For the 2014 WOMAD UK Festival, Neville Gabie's Experiments in Black and White project included outdoor film screenings, an outdoor performance drawing, and a participatory project entitled Collective Breath: 

In 2015 we commissioned artist Barthélémy Toguo to create Water Dance, a large outdoor installation which was on the WOMAD Charlton Park site for the duration of the festival. For World of Art 2016 we worked in association with Artsadmin to bring Graeme Miller's Track installation to WOMAD: 

This year we worked in partnership with Folkestone Triennial to present Casa Anacaona, a major commission by artist Sol Calero: womad.co.uk


              Track, Graeme Miller                                                                            Collective Breath, Neville Gabie                                                          Casa Anacaona, Sol Calero

New Dimensions - Project Manager


Working with Anvil Arts, Basingstoke and Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, I am responsible for delivering an initiative which provides new music opportunities for communities in Hampshire. Current projects include Fanfare for Gosport, a new commission by composer Kirsty Devaney; Ripples and Roots: Rushmoor Stories, a collaboration between London Sinfonietta and sound artist Scanner; Songs for Wild Horses with Norwegian musicians Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø; SF Cody: a Rushmoor Epic with sound artist and composer Nathaniel Mann; and Voices of Andover with composer John K Miles.

             Songs for Wild Horses,
Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø                                SF Cody: A Rushmoor Epic, Nathaniel Mann                                              Fanfare for Gosport, Kirsty Devaney        

ArtReach - Associate Consultant


Specialising in strategic consultation initiatives, I am currently part of the ArtReach team working on long term arts and culture plans for Luton, Thurrock and Stevenage.

Arts at the Old Fire Station - Trustee and Director


I am a founder Trustee of this arts charity, established in 2010. Working in partnership with Oxford City Council, Arts at the Old Fire Station and homelessness charity Crisis UK jointly run the newly refurbished Old Fire Station in Oxford's city centre. Facilities include a theatre space, dance studio, gallery and artists' workspaces as well as training and enterprise activities for homeless people.

Arts Development UK - Working Party member


Arts Development UK is the national professional association for those working in arts development, whether independently, within local authorities, or within arts organisations. I currently sit on the national working party for Professional Development, which leads on issues relating to training, CPD and a newly-launched Fellowship programme. I am a Senior Fellow of Arts Development UK.






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