James Shea Consulting recently worked with curator Christine Gist on the touring exhibition and artist film and video commission, Playland


Playland was shown at five coastal towns in the south east of England. At each venue People Pebble , a film commission by Paris based Bulgarian artist Jivko Darakchiev was shown alongside drawings, poetry and photographs particular to each town and created and sourced by local communities with the involvement of artists local to each venue.




JAMES SHEA Cultural Consulting



JAMES SHEA Cultural Consulting offers specialist consultancy services to the cultural and creative industries. Our services comprise project management, organisational development, business planning, fundraising and change management, training, feasibility and evaluation.


Our services are tailor-made to meet the needs of your organisation or project.


Our lead consultant, Jim Shea, is an experienced arts and cultural management consultant with a significant track record in supporting the strategic, financial and creative development of organisations, individuals and initiatives.


With more that 30 years experience in arts and cultural development, Jim brings to his consultancy work a current knowledge of management and organisational structures within the public and private sectors, informed knowledge of the performing as well as the visual arts and a strong conviction that organisations succeed best by investing in their people and embracing the interests their client groups.



T:  0844 351 0653

M: 07900 588 263

E: james@jamesshea.co.uk



Playland exhibition at Limbo Arts, Margate, October 2016


Detail, Playland community engagement workshops at the Brewery Tap Gallery, Folkestone with artist Nicholette Goff




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