Jack Welsh is a freelance arts producer and writer based in Liverpool. 

He is currently Producer for Mark Devereux Projects, Festival Coordinator at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, and Arts Project Manager for Chester Visual Arts.

Since graduating with a Masters in Arts Management Policy and Practice from the University of Manchester in 2012, Welsh has conducted freelance and independent research for clients including the N8 Research Partnership and the Institute of Cultural Practice at the University of Manchester. He possesses over 10 years experience of working across contemporary art and academia.

Welsh was an Honorary Research Associate at The University of Liverpool (2013 – 2015) and Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Manchester (2012 – 2013). He was a Fine Art Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, where he led the second year Professional Practice module between 2013-2018.

As a writer specialising in contemporary art, he regularly produces writing for cultural websites and publications including Corridor8, The Double Negative and The Skinny. Welsh’s writing awards include CVAN North West Critical Writing Bursary and a-n Interface award.

He has been commissioned to write essays for Bluecoat exhibition Portfolio NW and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

In 2016, his feature on Super Slow Way was published in The Double Negative’s book on contemporary arts criticism On Being Curious.

A highly experienced project manager/coordinator, he has worked in both artist led and institutional contexts, including: Arts Council England, Bluecoat, Culture Campus Liverpool, Lets Go Global, Liverpool Biennial, Islington Mill, Places Matter!, Travelled Companions, Non Confirm and Tmesis Theatre. He recently coordinated the 2016 and 2017 editions of Physical Fest; the UK’s leading dedicated physical theatre festival.

Welsh is available for freelance research, project management, festival delivery, arts marketing/social media development, fundraising, evaluation, writing/editing, and design work. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss further.