Kerrin Tatman © 2019 

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 creative producing 

When not playing or writing music, I freelance as a creative producer and fundraiser for theatre shows, arts organisations, festivals and my own creative projects. Since 2015 I have raised over £200,000 in funding for North East of England projects and cultural organisations from bodies such as Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery, EU funding and a variety of small trusts and foundations. 

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I worked as Circus Central's Funding and Marketing Manager between 2015-2017 under the direction of Helen Averley. As well as securing funds and promoting the organisation, my role included strategic planning, daily operations, community engagement and team management.   

 

My own funded projects and collaborations include...

Winner of The Journal Culture Award

'Best Newcomer' 2018

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER:

2017 - current

I am the Artistic Director of Moving Parts Arts Ltd., an organisation focused on developing puppetry, visual theatre and stop motion animation in the North East of England. Co-founded in 2016 with William Steele, our flagship event is the biennial Newcastle Puppetry Festival, a week-long programme of shows, masterclasses, talks and films for adults, children and families. The debut 2017 festival ran to sell-out audiences and received The Journal Culture Award for 'Best Newcomer'. We became officially incorporated in 2018 to deliver the much larger second edition of the event in April 2019, a programme including two UK premieres from Germany and Greece. At other festivals, we run the Moving Parts Scratch Space - a pop-up venue which gives a performance platform to experimental puppetry and visual theatre work being produced in the UK. 

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Winner of a REYTA award for

'Best Small Tourism Event' 2015

 

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: 2017 - current

DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT: 2014 - 2016

Founded by Anna Ingleby in 2005, Beverley Puppet Festival is now in it's eighth edition and attracts more than 13,000 people biennially. The event is the largest festival of British puppetry in the world, takes place over three days and presents a programme of shows, workshops and outdoor theatre for adults, children and families. The festival won 'Best Small Tourism Event' at the REYTA awards in 2015, and was nominated for 'Best Tourism Event' in 2017 and 2019. I joined the festival team in 2014 as the Director's Assistant and helped deliver the 2014 and 2016 festivals. I was made Co-Artistic Director in 2017 and produced the 2018 festival alongside Anna. 

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"Pleased that work of this quality is being made in the North East"

Geoff Keys, Queens Hall Hexham

 

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: 2017 - current

Founded with my partner Matt Wood, at Tatwood Puppets we create touring visual theatre featuring puppetry and original music for adults and families. Following a summer festival tour in 2017 with scratch piece 'Apterous', we officially incorporated in 2018 to produce our two current shows the Cabaret of Curiosities and Microbodyssey. The Cabaret of Curiosities is a contemporary vaudeville-inspired series of acts in a custom puppet booth, which can be performed indoors and outside. Microbodyssey is a medium-scale theatre show which uses shadow, large-scale puppetry and physical theatre to take audiences on a journey into the hidden world of microbes. Previous bookings include Nottingham Puppet Festival, Wilderness Festival, Shambala Festival, Centre for Life, Redcar Puppet Festival and Alphabetti Theatre.     

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