Quantum Foam by Mel Brimfield

Quantum Foam by Mel Brimfield
Kinsale Arts Festival

Kinsale Arts Festival
London Word Festival

London Word Festival
Producing

Producing

Marie McPartlin is a producer working across music, literature, visual art, heritage and performance. Since February 2015, she is Director of Somerset House Studios, London.

She has twice served as a festival director, most recently with Kinsale Arts Festival in Ireland, where she commissioned new work from artists including Heather and Ivan Morison, Daphne Wright, Something and Son and Mel Brimfield. As one third of London Word Festival, she was a recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award for cultural entrepreneurship in 2009.

Marie began her career with Mean Fiddler Music Group, before taking over as Live Music Programmer at the Spitz venue in London in 2006. Under Arts Council England’s Cultural Leadership Programme, she was appointed Associate Programmer, Contemporary Music at the Barbican, spending three months working with Sydney Festival, Australia as part of the scheme.

Over the last 10 years, she has worked independently as a producer and programmer with Frieze Projects, the Roundhouse, the National Trust and Create.

 
Role
Year

Somerset House Studios

Director

2015 -

Kinsale Arts Festival, Ireland

Director

2013-2014

London Word Festival

Co-Director / Co-Founder

2007-2012

Roundhouse London

Programmer and Peer Reviewer

2010-2013

Create

Consultant

2011-2012

National Trust

Lead Curator

2011-2012

Frieze Music

Producer

2010

Barbican Centre, Cultural Leadership Programme

Associate Programmer, Contemporary Music

2009-2010

The Spitz

Live Music Programmer

2006-2007

Mean Fiddler Music Group

Promoter Assistant

2004-2006