In the Shadows of a Subterranean River
The Crypt, St Pancras, London
Interim, Group Show
Personal and Professional Development
Problem Solving and Resilience
For this show I was cajoled into working as part of the Finance Team. There were six members. I felt as though I contributed a lot of time and thought for this role. Having been in this role on numerous occasions previously I made sure that I gave a deadline for the required monies to be collected.
We looked to find various ways to raise money externally but the summer meant that communication virtually broke down any momentum. Since we had covered the cost of the hiring of The Crypt it was down to the team to find a solution for any other funding. One suggestion I had given was to enquire whether we could raise funds through the Considerate Constructors Scheme. I was not able to take on this task as I was already project leading Interventions and Canary Wharf Residency. Although I introduced a couple of members to someone that could explain the scheme in more details no further action was taken to explore this.
Additionally, I had dealings with UAL finance over the ordering of provisions for the PV.
Skills required were:
Excel Spreadsheets - keeping the books balanced
Time management - both raising the funds and creating work for the show
Organisation - Collecting the funds in time
Collaborative - working with other members of the team and other teams over tasks.
Negotiation - both with UAL Finance and the Curation Team
Logistics - making sure that there was a float for the bar, working out how much drink was required for the PV
Problem solving - how to raise the money for the show. I had initially talked to the second years about this and suggested that we all pay £1 per week. Fiona helped collect the funds and I made sure the money was safely transferred to the bank.
Balancing all this with creating my work for the show