Luke Emery

South West

Creative Producer / Project Manager / Creative Consultant / Teacher / Mentor

I’m driven by a desire to make the impossible happen and to work across art forms and not be restricted by genre or how things are normally done. I work with mavericks, bold artists and innovators who sit at the edges of their fields with their limbs in many others. I’m open, collaborative and firmly believe that sharing ideas and skills makes our whole sector stronger.

As a producer I’m most motivated by the fact that every artist and project that I take on has unique needs. There’s no one structure for how things should be done and I constantly have to re-invent and discover new techniques and processes. It’s what makes each day, week, month and year different and it’s why I get a kick out of what I do. Combining the unpredictable with the apparently impossible is a heady and invigorating combination.

I can come into a space or process and give fresh insights into how things can or are being done. I genuinely love to see people flourish and there’s something in me that gets a huge buzz out of taking the stresses of logistics away from an artist to give them the time they need to focus in on what they are creating. It’s the same feeling I get when I am approached by an organisation to produce a new or already running project. I thrive on creative challenges.

My roles change from project to project but can include creative input, fundraising, networking, location scouting, admin, marketing, design, teching, licensing, budgeting, tour booking and a potentially endless list of tasks.

I start each project with the question ‘what do you need from a producer?’, which leads onto identifying what areas an artist might need production support in. Sometimes these are clear from the outset, sometimes they pop up along the way and flexibility is fundamental to the ongoing conversation that is a creative project.

Artform

  • Mixed Media
  • Physical

Focus

  • Community
  • Disability
  • New Writing
  • Site Specific
  • Street Arts

Organisation Type

  • touring