Jack Welsh is a freelance researcher, writer and artist based in Liverpool.
With over 10 years experience of working across contemporary art and academia, Welsh is a Fine Art Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and Coordinator for COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool).
He is a current studio member of The Royal Standard.
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.
Welsh was an Honorary Research Associate at The University of Liverpool (2013 – 2015) and Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Manchester (2012 – 2013).
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.
In 2014 he ran specialist critical writing workshops as part of Mark Devereux Projects Critical Dialogue & Talks programme. 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!, and Tmesis Theatre. He has recently coordinated 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.