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Artist Management : Tour Booking : Consultancy
Kick Arts UK was set up by Barney Jeavons to collaborate with musicians, venues and other creative businesses. We aim to be the trusted friend you turn to for help, nurturing careers and offering advice and support. Together we can create interesting events and put the steps in place for you to achieve your artistic and financial objectives.
Since setting up in Autumn 2019, Kick Arts has worked across artist management, tour booking and one-to-one arts consultations. We've been involved with 4 successful Arts Council funded projects, and for the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic Barney also worked as Music Venue Trust's Regional Coordinator for the South East - helping to save over 90 venues from closure. Barney is also an Associate Lecturer in Music Business at University for the Creative Arts, and delivers occasional guest lectures elsewhere.
The artists we represent are all outstanding in their field, and include several award winners. In a management capacity we work with Sick Joy, Matro Rancho, Hannah James and Chris Wood. As tour bookers we represent Rowan Rheingans' "Dispatches on the Red Dress", Platform 4 and Hannah James, and we are a key collaborator with void_null across their various projects. We also set up the Illuminate literature festival. Our one-to-one arts consultations are available to all, from individuals to organisations, and we love finding solutions for whatever is holding you back.
Kick Arts UK is headed up by Barney, who has over 30 years experience in events, including 17 years at the helm of an award-winning venue* - music, comedy and problem solving are key strengths. Other roles have included artist management, community arts development, venue technical manager, tour management, gig promotion and venue programming.
*'Best Arts Centre Teamwork' in the Live UK Music Awards - Winner 2018
Finalist 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
'Access Starts Online Award' in the Attitude is Everything Awards - Finalist 2019
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"