Sophie Rigg


2012   PGCE Secondary Art & Design, Institute of Education  
2009   Artists in Education (2:1) University of Hertfordshire (MA/ CPD Module)  
2005   BA (Hons) Mixed Media Fine Art (1st Class) University of Westminster  
2002   Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design (Distinction) University of Hertfordshire  
2007-Present    Freelance Practitioner, Artist, Facilitator and Project Manager  
2012-2015   Ursuline High School, Art and Design Teacher (11-19yrs) link >
2010   Central Foundation Girls’ School, Creative and Media Diploma, Festivals Module Tutor
2010   Up Projects, Installation Technician (Touring Public Arts Installation) link >
2010   English National Ballet, Event Co-ordinator (Big Dance launch event, Westfield) link >
2007-2010   Tate Gallery (Conservation & Acquisitions) Information Co-ordinator for Time-based Media link >
2009-2010   Shake Ur Arts, Development Co-ordinator link >
2007-2009   London Borough of Brent, Creative Development Assistant (Libraries, Arts and Heritage) link >
2007-2009   Young Artist, Tutor and Facilitator link >
2006-2009   Measure, Production Assistant link >
2003-2007   Artangel, Administrative Assistant, Freelancer and Intern link >
2006-2007   Artist Studio, Installation Technician link >
2005-2006   University of Westminster, Researcher link >
2004-2006   University of Westminster, Disability Worker link >
2006   Future Shorts, Open air screening, Greenwich Park, Stage Manager link >
2006   Big Chill, Artist Associate link >
2006-2011   R.O.T.W, Technician link >
2005   Kate MacGarry Gallery, Gallery Assistant link >
2001-2006   Bedford and Luton Children’s University (BLEBP)Tutor and Facilitator link >
2003-2004   Bedford and Luton Children’s University (BLEBP) Destination Imagination Judge link >
2003-2004   Aim Higher, Student Ambassador link >
2015   Dynamic Drawing: Awesome Animals, Summer Reading Challenge  
2015   Cardboard Construction Workshop: Fabricating Forest Gate, Forest Gate Arts Trail  
2015   My Home - Forest Gate, Forest Gate Festival  
2014   Edible Maze, London Borough of Hounslow (Project manager/ creative facilitator)  
2014   Creative Co-ordinator, Cirque Bijou at Bristol Harbour Festival  
2013   Go Green, London Borough of Islington and Sustrans (Project manager/ creative facilitator)  
2012   Beautiful Bunting, London Borough of Hounslow (Creative facilitator)  
2012   Symbols and Signs, Middlesex House, Network Housing Group (Project manager/ creative facilitator)  
2011   Big Draw, Cats with Character, Brent Museum (Creative facilitator)  
2011   Big Fest, Victoriana, Uxbridge (Creative facilitator)  
2011   Holocaust Memorial Day outreach programme, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2011   Evolve 0.1 and Evolution, Youth engagement project (Project manager)  
2010   Chanukah outreach programme and stage manager, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2010   Parade and engagement manager, Brent Diwali (Project manager)  
2010   Big Fest, Creative workshop, Uxbridge (Creative Facilitator)  
2010   Parkour playground, Pilot project (Project Manager)  
2010   Road Safety Public Art Commission, South Kilburn (Creative Facilitator)  
2010   Stardust, Hayes Carnival (Creative facilitator)  
2010   Census (2011) community outreach project, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2010   Kingsbury Ward, spring extended schools creative programme (Project manager)  
2010   Holocaust Memorial Day outreach, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2009   Albert Road Creative Hoardings project (Project manager)  
2009   Streets for People creative programme, TFL, London Borough of Brent (Project manager)  
2009   Chanukah outreach programme, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2009   Respect Festival Site Art, London Borough of Brent (Project manager)  
2009   Work in progress, Big Chill Festival, Small Change (Project manager and creative facilitator)  
2009   Summer Reading Challenge creative workshops, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2009   Story of London, The Museum, Libraries and Archives Council (Creative facilitator)  
2009   Harley Road, London Borough of Brent (Project manager)  
2009   Holocaust Memorial Day outreach programme, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2008   Summer Reading Challenge creative workshops, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2008   Fryent Street Art Project, London Borough of Brent (Project manager)  
2008   National Year of Reading workshops, London Borough of Brent (Creative facilitator)  
2008   Art Week interactive workshops, Pembridge Hall Preparatory School for Girls (Creative facilitator)  
2006   Networking Tea Trolley with SOUP, Emerge (Project manager and creative facilitator)  
Exhibitions, Residencies and Awards
2015   Fabricating Forest Gate, The Gate, Forest Gate Arts Trail  
2012-2014   Digital dialogues  
2011   1000 Paintings, Web based  
2010   X, Ladyfest 10, G1 Gallery Hackney  
2010   Join, Floor 10 Gallery, Bow Arts Trust  
2010   Mapping the Change, Residency at Gainsborough Children’s Centre, Hackney Museum link >
2010   Signs Commission, Respect Festival, London Borough of Brent  
2010   Floor 10, Bow Arts Trust link >
2010   Close But No Cigar, ICA, Part of Live Weekends link >
2008   Shortlisted for Artshub Big Chill Arts Award link >
2006   Awarded Emerge Professional Development Bursary link >
2004   Wholesale, Space 44, Hackney Wick  
Publications and Media
2009   Brent Magazine, A day in the life  
2006   Research Report Published, After Art School exhibition catalogue, London Gallery West  
Additional Training
2012   Talk Action, Facilitation Training  
2011   Tate Modern, Contemporary Art in the Classroom  
2010   ENYAN and MLA, Working with people with Special Educational Needs, Working with Young People at Risk, Working with Young people with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties  
2009   Audiences London, Reach – audience development programme  
2009   Springboard, Development Training  
2008   Management Centre, Leadership and Management Training  
2007   ECCA, Small Business Training  
2006   Artefacts Education, Arts and Events Management Training  
Key responsibilities
Each role has unique responsibilities and requires its own set of proficiencies. Whilst time management and an exceptional administrative and organisational ability are essential, acting as a project manager for creative projects as well as a creative facilitator demonstrates a selection of other valuable skills.
Project Manager
  • Ensuring projects are delivered to schedule and in budget
  • Acting as liaison between all stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Effective organisation and planning
  • Ability to prioritise
  • First rate administration
Creative Facilitator
  • Development of creative ideas and solutions
  • Initiating and delivering subject specific and tailored projects
  • Working in both conventional and unusual settings
  • Flexible approach