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No Ordinary Experience works across the Arts and Charity sector to create participatory projects, be they in large festivals, within organisations or in community halls. Clients include Punchdrunk, Save the Children, the Barbican Centre, Greater London Authority, The British Science Association and Rambert Dance Studios. NOE makes creative work, helps organisations in new ways of thinking, delivers new projects and works across the charity sector to spark change.
Founder, Georgina, also works as a participatory artist with Coney and other organisations, creating unique site specific work with communities and audiences. She is also a mentor and coach & activist.
Widening access to creativity for all: NOE removes barriers to ensure more people can be part of projects, conversations and experiences
Placing co-creation at heart of projects: Using contemporary art forms or co-design methodologies, NOE makes work with people, not for people
Professional level work: Widening access can often be confused with reducing quality. NOE projects work with cutting edge contemporary artists, organisations and funders to ensure the work is top quality.
Social change and innovation: Most projects NOE work on have a desire to create change and do so in a collaborative, bottom up approach.
Women-led: NOE is inclusive of all protected characteristics with a focus on gender. All core staff working for NOE to date have been women or non-binary.
Starting her career as an artist & facilitator in the participation sector, Georgina trained with Cardboard Citizens, leading creative projects for Trestle Theatre, NT Studio and BAC. She was co-Artistic Director of MUJU - the UK's leading Muslim Jewish Theatre Company based at the Tricycle Theatre from 2007-2014 - working across a range of art forms to bring Muslim and Jewish artists and audiences together. In 2007 she began working with site-specific theatre makers, Coney, with whom she remains an Associate. In 2010, she expanded her producing portfolio working with Avalon Live on 26 shows at the Edinburgh Festival and project managing UK Arena tours and DVD records for Al Murray, Russell Howard and Russell Kane, among others.
She moved to the Roundhouse, to combine her skills as an artist led producer with led large scale participation projects in circus, urban music, spoken word and facilitated professional development programmes for emerging talent across the building. Georgina moved to the Barbican Centre as a Cross Arts, Theatre and Dance Producer working with artists such as Thomas Ostermeier, RSC, Deborah Warner, Fevered Sleep and led Barbican Box, a Londonwide devised schools programme with Complicité. In 2015 she developed and co-curated Almeida Greeks Festival, where she held responsibility for developing a slate of new commissions and produced larger pieces of work with Rupert Goold's direction (Iliad / Odyssey). Georgina is a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama where she mentors emerging producers and delivers bespoke Masterclasses. In 2017, she facilitated the Southbank’s WHY? Week with 15 18-25yr olds exploring young people as change makers and established artist/activist network Glass Half Full for MUJU/Genesis Network. In 2018, Georgina led the Culture Team’s creative projects as part of the the Mayor’s gender equality campaign working with HLF, Museum of London, BFI and Artichoke. She also developed the blue print for the london wide programme, #LDN WMN, with the Tate Collective, a project that continues to grow momentum.
Georgina is currently delivering engagement programmes and organisational development for Tonic, Rambert. The British Science Association and City Hall, having delivered consultancies for The Barbican, Punchdrunk and Save the Children in the last few years. Over 2019, she will also continue to facilitate creative conversations with young people and create a new digital commission for Coney, funded by Jerwood.
As a new writing producer, she has led produced Sink or Spin (Josh Azouz, site specific), GELT (Katie Burnett, Camden Fringe), The Pier (Joseph Wilde, Regional), Anyday (Max Calaf Seve, regional tour) and dreamplay (Baz, Vaults), ICONS (Rachel Bagshaw Hull City of Culture) and Yap! Yap! Yap! (UK, Gaggle) .
Georgina loves cooking, holding court, reading and walking in her spare time.