Welcome to Christine Hamilton Consulting We specialise in cultural and creative industries policy research and are able to undertake a range of consultancy projects, large and small.  We also have expertise in leading organisations, project management and business start up and development in the arts and creative industries. You will find here information about projects — current and past — and a regular update on issues affecting the creative industries.

Where are the women?

Christine has just completed a report on an analysis of creative roles by gender in Scottish theatre 2014/15.  The report has been published to coincide with International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March.  A copy of the report can be found here –  Where are the women?_ 8 March 2016

Consultancy Projects

Christine has recently completed three projects in Scotland.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival – Following work on supporting the festival in development of a new business model and plan in 2013, Christine has returned to the region to support them in launching a new project to support preforming arts touring across the region.  Building on the links and partnerships the festival currently enjoys with a range of promoters and producers, the plan is to launch a scheme which will offer audiences in Dumfries and Galloway the chance to see work from across Scotland and beyond throughout the year.  The 2015 festival was the most successful to date and part of that success was down to a new approach in engaging promoters — some voluntary, some professional — in bringing work to their town or village which excited local audiences. A meeting to discuss the proposals was held in Castle Douglas on 1 September and a funding application to Creative Scotland has been prepared.

Scotland: A place for playwrights?

Christine is working with Fraser White on a consultancy project for Playwrights Studio Scotland and the Scottish Society of Playwrights to examine the state of playwriting and playwrights in Scotland.  We have just completed a large scale survey of playwrights and the results of this and further interviews and desk research will inform a report on the issues due early in 2016.  For more information, contact christinehamiltonconsulting@gmail.com

Scottish Drama Training Network

Christine worked with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Management Board for Scottish Drama Touring Network (SDTN) in preparing a new fundraising strategy for SDTN.

Critical Response Process

Christine Hamilton trained in Critical Response Process (CRP) with Liz Lerman.  CRP is a four stage process which invites feedback from an audience to an arts presentation.  It works because it allows the artist to hear critical responses to the work in a way which is helpful and supportive.  It works well as part of a post -show discussion or as a feedback session for work-in-progress with an invited group of other artists.  Christine has delivered CRP sessions in theatre and puppetry – including sessions with children.  While her main interest is in theatre, she is happy to work in all artforms.   As a guideline, the fee for running a session is £150 for half day plus expenses.  If you are interested in inviting Christine along to run a session, contact her on christinehamiltonconsulting@gmail.com