Creative Practice is a long form interview podcast featuring professionals working in the creative industries, talking about what they do, how they got there and the things that make them effective. Part biography, part insight into their practice and all interesting and useful. Each episode focusses on one person, unpacking the specifics of their practice, particularly the aspects that can be replicated or adapted to work for the listener.
#13 Gaylene Gould - Creative Director, Broadcaster, Writer and Coach
Gaylene discusses her journey so far including art as a lifeline, angels on the path, changing direction, the importance of mentors and the power of kindness in response to suffering.
Gaylene Gould is a Creative Director, broadcaster and writer who designs interactive art projects and spaces that generously connect us with ourselves, each other and the world. She explores the healing and growth potential of sharing space, stories, ideas and knowledge through her artistic, writing and consultancy practice. She believes the transcendent moments that art and culture creates can change how we are in the world. Her projects have been commissioned by and performed at the Tate, V&A, Arts Catalyst, Vivid Projects, Selfridges, h club, Moderna Museet Sweden and BAM, New York. Her projects are produced by her creative company The Space to Come.
She is also an arts broadcaster for the BBC, a published fiction writer, a facilitator, cultural reviewer and a Cultural Ambassador for London appointed by Mayor Sadiq Khan. She has been a cultural leader for 25 years heading up major cultural institutions and projects including Head of Cinemas at BFI Southbank and producing, programming and consulting for the Arts Council, Toronto International Film Festival, National Theatre, Young Vic and Bernie Grant Art Centre amongst others. She is on the Artistic Advisory Board for Brixton House, the Advisory Board for the Decolonising Arts Institute, University Arts London and a Trustee for ANU Productions.
#12 Evgeny Shadchnev - Founder and Ex-CEO at Makers Academy, Executive Coach
Evgeny discusses building a company on trust, leading authentically, the future of coaching and why this moment is enough.
Evgeny Shadchnev is the founder and ex-CEO of Europe’s first coding bootcamp, Makers Academy. Evgeny now works as an executive coach with entrepreneurs and CEOs, particularly in the tech industry. He has learned leadership lessons and how to scale the hard way, and shares that journey and insight in this conversation.
#11 Jude Kelly CBE - Founder and Director at The WOW Foundation
Jude discusses overcoming obstacles, leadership in the arts, cultural activism and building a global movement towards a gender equal world.
Jude Kelly is an award winning theatre and opera director and has led organisations such as Battersea Arts Centre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Metal Culture and Southbank Centre. She founded the WOW - Women of the World festival in 2010, which has staged over 65 festivals across six continents reaching more than two million people. Her 2016 Ted Talk ‘Why women should tell the stories of humanity’ has been viewed more than 1.2 million times. She founded The WOW Foundation in 2018 to focus solely on the development of WOW as an independent charity.
Ingrid Mackinnon - Movement Director, Choreographer, Teacher and Dancer
Ingrid discusses lessons learned and insights gained from an illustrious career as a movement director: (Royal Shakespeare Company, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Court, Almeida Theatre, Nouveau Riche) and performer: (Dallas Black Dance Theater, Disney’s The Lion King, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Green Candle Dance Company, Uchenna Dance).
#9 Naveen Arles - Community Builder, Animateur and Vocal Leader
Naveen Arles BCA is an energetic, inspirational vocal leader and animateur who’s outstanding ability to motivate and train groups of people has meant, in addition to leading choirs, he delivers workshops for senior management training courses, wellbeing support groups and in prisons.
His choirs have toured with Hugh Jackman, Take That, Lulu; performed with George Ezra, Alexandra Burke and Freya Ridings, appeared on most UK terrestrial TV channels and were chosen to welcome the guests for Michelle Obama's exclusive UK book launch. Nav's experience and social justice work has led him to an invitation onto the council of the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) and to join the consultancy panel advising Hal Leonard Europe on their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies.
He is a specialist in community building, leading groups and supporting them to create meaningful experiences for both the participants and, wherever possible, the audience.
#8 Andrew Missingham - Co-founder of Creative Management Consultancy B+A
Andrew Missingham is a drummer, musician, producer and the co-founder of B+A, the fastest most creative management consultancy in the world. B+A work with organisations in the cultural, for profit and social sectors helping them change for the better. They have worked with an extraordinary range of organisations, many of which you may well have heard of. These include Punchdrunk, Microsoft, Nike, the Barbican, Converse, Aveda, The Financial Times, Google, intel, Clinique, the LA Philharmonic and Patreon. Andrew is a problem solver, a voracious reader and a creative thinker on the arts, media, business and many other things besides.
Neil does a great job of interviewing for a relatively new podcast. He sparks some fascinating conversations and I always learn something interesting with each episode.
I'm usually more into business podcasts but found this is a great resource to expand some of my views, opinions and knowledge.