With extensive consultative, production and management experience in both the subsidised and commercial arts sectors, Ian’s work since 2004 has been under the umbrella of B&R Productions Ltd, the company he co-founded in 1999.
From 2007, in his capacity as Executive Director at the Jasmin Vardimon Company, he has mainly focused on developing JVC’s international touring profile and securing their base at Ashford in Kent, from which he has brokered the necessary partnerships between local authorities and funding bodies to spearhead the company’s current £ 6 Million Capital project to develop the Jasmin Vardimon Dance Laboratory and Creation Space. The project is now under construction with a planned opening in 2022
In an innovative initiative to bring the creative industries to new audiences Ian has recently developed a corporate relationship between Jasmin Vardimon company and the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Ashford. This has seen the company relocating their temporary offices and training space to the Designer Outlet retail units and offering a cultural and well-being offer to staff and customers alike. Supporting MacArthur Glenn in their provision of enhanced retail experiences has been mutually beneficial to both organisations
In 2016 Ian secured B&R Productions’ commission by Eastbourne Borough Council to deliver on their proposal for Devonshire Collective, a cluster of re-purposed retail units in Devonshire Ward, Eastbourne forming a café gallery, workshops and maker spaces.
Since 2018 Ian has worked with youth music charity AudioActive supporting their business development and assisting them in finding a home, working with local authorities alongside other major stakeholders including Arts Council
From 2008 – 2014 Ian led B&R Productions’ development of the award winning School Creative Centre in Rye, East Sussex, a multi-disciplinary studio facility with a performance space, a gallery, workshop and print room.
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