Tell us what you do.
I am a theatre-maker and arts producer making new projects through my company GALINSKYWORKS.
How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?
It gives me somewhere to go and focus and feel part of a community. It can be a little hard not to procrastinate in the spare bedroom
What Is your go-to productivity trick?
I am not sure I have one. I juggle lots of project – some of them are arts consultancy, others involve me producing/project managing other artists, and then there are the projects I produce and create myself. I have had to learn to be less self critical and trust my first instincts more with work and be open to feedback in developing each next phase of work.
What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?
HARD WORK! is an immersive theatre project I am making with a Kung Fu club in Great Yarmouth which uses a Wing Chun Kung Fu masterclass and mixed reality gaming to bring people of very different moral and political views together to explore what they have in common. I am currently in the writing/development/fundraising stage and hopefully it will premiere Summer 2020. I am also curating artistic programmes for both London Boroughs of Culture.
What Is one work related accomplishment that you are super proud of?
I ran big arts festivals for around a decade and am now doing my very first start up. It feels great to be working on my own just on creative projects after a decade of politics and multiple stakeholders
What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Believe in yourself. It’s okay to fail – you don’t learn otherwise – but always challenge the ‘cop in the head’
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Where will you be This Time Next Year?
Hopefully developing lots more projects