We would like to introduce our Associate Producer, Nick Wong. Nick has been with Puppet Animation Scotland for one-year, working closely with the Artistic Director and Festivals & Projects Manager to research and develop avenues of support to Scottish-based puppeteers and visual theatre artists to develop their creative and technical practice, productions and careers.
Nick is an Edinburgh based visual theatre producer with an MA in Modern Art History from Edinburgh University. Previously he has worked in arts development for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the San Diego Commission of Arts and Culture, Creative Scotland and currently works with Museums Galleries Scotland. Beginning in 2016 he has worked as a producer on a range of projects on a national and international scale for artists and companies such as Tortoise in a Nutshell, Ludens Ensemble, IBEX Puppetry, Mamoru Iriguchi, Deveron Arts and the Puppet State Theatre Company.
Nick’s position within the organisation has allowed us to take a more proactive approach to the support of practitioners and, in particular, it has allowed us to explore the development of pieces from our MANIPULATE Festival Snapshots and Testroom programmes.
Over the past year he has been providing consultancy sessions to offer advice and guidance on a range of topics, including artistic development, marketing strategies, partnership agreements, touring logistics, as well as other aspects of the development of specific productions and pieces of work. Nick tells us that these consultations and his research, “What I discovered was that artists most often ask producers for the support and knowledge to navigate the process of applications, logistics and administration to create a complete production successfully.”
Nick will be at MANIPULATE Festival running the CABARET@MANIPULATE and producing OBVIOUS UNREST by Faux Theatre Collective, SKETCHES by Katie Armstrong, PICKLED REPUBLIC by Ruxy Cantir and AFTER METAMORPHOSIS by Ali Maloney and Lewis Sherlock.
If you would like to discuss your practice, project or have enquiries, please get in touch with us at info[at]puppetanimation.org and a member of our team would be delighted to meet with you.