Bill Gee

Bill has worked in a variety of roles, art forms and contexts for the past 20 years, most recently as a creative producer working with a variety of art form practices for diverse audiences, particularly in outdoor and public realm contexts.

Currently Bill is the UK and International Creative Producer for 3rd Ring Out: Rehearsing the Future by Metis Arts. Bill is also the inaugural producer of a major new International Festival in Milton Keynes, co-Artistic Director of the Inside Out festival in Dorset and is UK producer for Dutch theatre maker Dries Verhoeven.

As an Associate Producer with Artsadmin he is regularly invited to speak, give papers and undertake strategic research projects for Arts Council England and other agencies into work in the public realm. Recently Bill was researcher and author of the ACE publication Beyond Their Walls, Dec 2009.

Operating through a combination of programming seasons or festivals and directly producing artist’s projects, whilst specialising in outdoor and public realm work, Bill continues to work with artists from a range of art forms and through the years has worked with theatre, dance, music, visual arts, live art, spoken word, participative arts, film and video. Recent projects include Nutkhut’s Movieplex and Theatre Consultant Programmer for the National Theatre’s Watch This Space.

Bill is currently the Chair of the Independent Street Arts Network and sits on the boards of both Rachel Davies Film Ltd and Inbetween Time Productions Ltd, he is also a Regional Council member for ACE, East Midlands. Previously he has been a Board Member of IOU Theatre Company, Intermedia Film and Video and sat on various ACE panels. Bill is regularly invited to speak at conferences and symposia, write articles and publications focusing on his work in the arts in the public realm and as an Independent Producer.

Bill provided consultancy on a range of projects to clients including ACE South East, Roundhouse, Greater London Authority, East Lindsey District Council, Southwark Borough Council, Boilerhouse Theatre Company, Arundel Festival, Architects of Air and The Corn Exchange. Earlier roles included Arts and Events Manager for Canary Wharf Group Plc. festival director, freelance consultant and project producer: notably responsible for initiating the NOTTDance festival and directing Barclays New Stages festival in Nottinghamshire as well as being a founding member of Touch & Go Arts Co-operative, a touring theatre company based in Loughborough.

Bill is supported by Arts Council England, London as a Regularly Funded Organisation. This enables his role as an independent producer, his advisory work to emerging and mid-career artists and his leadership role within the Outdoor sector as well as advocating for the continuing support of Independent Producers.

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