Lala Thorpe
Mob: 07941 918244


Sept 2005 – present
Artist Teacher – Artescape

Lead teacher for an out-of-hours independently funded art classes for children. Administration and management of accounts, funding applications and Annual Budget of £10,000, management meetings, registration, resources and planning.

July – Nov 2012
Freelance Arts Educator – Design Museum – Design Ventura Project
Facilitator for Design & Enterprise workshops in over 12 Secondary Schools across London, working Design professionals, teachers and Yr9 students to design and market a new product to sell in the Design Museum shop.

April 2012 – Dec 2012
Producer – The Arts Catalyst/Office of Experiments – Experimental Ruins Bus Tour & Workshop
UCL – Public Engagement Project – Trying to Make it Work – OOE/The Arts Catalyst

July 2010 – June 2011
Schools Project Coordinator
ROHCP – Royal Opera House/ Creative Partnerships – Southend Essex
Responsible for school liaison and commissioning and managing arts projects in a range of schools, project budgets and evaluation reports.

Jan – April 2010
Project Evaluator
Creative Capital – Widening the Scope
Evaluation of ‘Widening the Scope’ community based project. Produced Report for funders Learning Transformation Funds and NIACE including feedback analysis, audience profiles and case studies.

October 09 – Jan 2010
Project Manager/ Administrator
Arts Catalyst – Participatory Projects
Interspecies Family Day and Secrecy & Technology Bus Tour – Dark Places, Neal White/Steve Rowell. Responsible for artist’s projects, budget, logistics, travel and accommodation.

July 08 – March 09
Project Manager/ Evaluator Executive Producer
Your Blood Too – Bromley By Bow Centre
Producer of a three 6-week series of programmes of artist led sessions, based at Marner Centre and Chrisp St Practice, Bow. Executive Producer of short Animation Film One Blood – Wellcome Trust funded school project, cross curricula workshop based sessions involving science, dance, art and music.

July – Nov 2008
Project Manager
Facing East – Bromley By Bow Centre
Exhibition at The Mill House and coordination of participatory workshops with community groups at Bromley By Bow Centre, Museum of London Archive, Community Dig at Olympic Site, Community Canal Boat River Trips – Hackney to Bow.

April 05 – Jan 2010
Project Manager
Arts Catalyst – Freelance Project Manager
MIR Dreams in Space, Still, Edinburgh, Flowmotion, AstroBlack Morphologies at John Hansard Gallery and Dana Centre, London, Space Soon exhibition at Roundhouse, including producer of Jerry Dammers concert, Spatial AKA Orkestra.

1996-98/ 2000-01
Lab Coordinator
Performing Arts Labs (PAL)
Facilitation and production of over 8 annual residential labs for professional writers in screenwriting, play-writing, multimedia and opera. Post production, including LAB reports and updating database Administrative support for fundraising and management accounts and Board of Trustees.

Front of House Manager
Artangel ‘Self Storage’
Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and the Royal College of Art
Front of House management – large scale site-specific arts event in Wembley, Self Storage unit with over 30 installations throughout the building. Responsible for team of invigilators and F.O.H staff rota. Health & safety.

Office Manager
Cultural Industry – Now You See it
Theatre and music festival – Southbank Centre
Responsible for coordinating and liasing between Production managers, artists and the press. Troubleshooting and managing office systems. Production of copy for press. Scheduling and administration of team of invigilators. Petty cash and administration.

Asst Administrator
ICA, Live Arts Dept
Administrative support for the programming of ICA Live Arts Dept and ICA Theatre. Assistant to Head of Development, administration of mailing lists and databases. Event organising, research and correspondence related to Fundraising for the ICA Programme.

Exhibitions Organiser
Edge 1990 & 1992, EDGE BIENNALE TRUST – Visual Arts Festival
Newcastle, Glasgow and London
Responsible for production of artists projects for Helen Chadwick, Stelarc, Dorothy Cross – accommodation & travel, monitoring project budgets. Sponsorship-in-kind and liaising with local civic authorities and companies. Catalogue sub-editing and picture researcher. Assistant to artists projects for Richard Wilson, Cornelia Parker and Marina Abramovic.


2011 – 2014
MA with Merit  – Artist Teachers and Contemporary Practice – Goldsmiths College
2006 – 2007
TAPP (Teacher and Artist Partnership Programme) Institute of Education Post Graduate Diploma 2001 – 2002
PGCE Teacher Training (Early Years), University of North London
1987 – 1990
BA (Hons) Creative Arts, University of Northumbria, Newcastle
1986 – 1987
Foundation Art & Design, Croydon College of Art, Croydon