Ben Pugh

Media Associate

For over 20 years I’ve been delivering management infrastructure for projects, productions, festivals, and events in the creative and cultural industries, working across disciplines in theatre, music, visual arts, festival, digital, community and education.

As well as a long established practice in site specific theatre, I’ve been fortunate to work on major public events such as the opening of MIF in 2019, the PRSF New Music Biennale, Bradford Mela & Festival, The York Mystery Plays.

I’ve delivered work in a wide range of settings – from Mumbai to New York; encompassing public parks, heritage sites, theatres, museums, galleries, town squares, botanical gardens; everything from rugged moors to NCP car-parks.

The Production Manager ethos permeates through everything I do from long-term creative development to realisation on site. From detailed planning to co-ordination of teams, managing contractors and stakeholders, as well delivering the production infrastructure on the ground.

As a management consultant, I’ve been working for a number of years providing strategic support and organisational development as well as a range of activities from developing major capital projects, to preparing policy frameworks, to securing licenses, to establishing charities.

I also deliver training in various arts management disciplines at the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, University of York and Manchester Met University through the Events, Music and Theatre departments. As well as a degree in Technical Theatre Arts, I hold an MBA from the Open University Business School – Including specialisms in Managing Performance and Change, Strategy, Creativity, Innovation and Marketing.

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