Be Smart About Art

Creative Specialists available to support you

Deborah Henry-Pollard
Kane Moore
Marcus McAllister
Susan Mumford
Tamara Gal-On
Zoe Whishaw
Deborah Henry-Pollard

Deborah Henry-Pollard

Business Coach for Creatives

FOCUS--> She supports you in fulfilling your visions, helping you on individual projects and to shaping your future development. Support includes coaching, developing your Business Model Canvas and more. /// PASSION--> Deborah creates an atmosphere to help ideas fly off like fireworks! This is followed by support to turn ideas into realistic projects. Plus, she loves dancing the tango. /// EXPERIENCE--> She has 30+ years' experience of creating strategies across the arts, charity and retail sectors. She brings this expertise to helping clients find solutions and experience success. /// READ MORE and BOOK AN EXPLORATORY 20-MINUTE SESSION:

Telephone: +44 20 7748 5212

Kane Moore

Kane Moore

Fundraising Specialist

"Kane not only made the idea of asking for funding not scary, but continually inspired me to jot down people and potential funders I already know!" OVERVIEW: Kane Moore is a successful mid-career fundraiser, with over a decade's experience working in the arts and charity sectors. Following various roles at the Battersea Arts Centre, where he was ultimately Head of Development, having completed a £13.3 million capital campaign and overhauling the membership and individual giving programmes, today he's Head of Development at the Scarfree Foundation. Kane has experience working across major donor and individual giving and trusts and statutory fundraising. Kane has previously held development posts at education charity the Anne Frank Trust UK and the Shakespeare's Globe. He is also currently a trustee of performance company Uninvited Guests and a Committee member for the Institute of Fundraising's Cultural Sector Network.​

Telephone: +44 20 7748 5212

Marcus McAllister

Marcus McAllister

Artist | Artist Coach

"[The 1-2-1 with Marcus] was encouraging, practical and grounding in ways that I will be reflecting on for a long time to come." FOCUS: He provides artists insights from the perspective of a full-time artist. PASSION: His own creative practice, of course! Marcus does have a natural flair at developing friends and collectors everywhere and anywhere, and he enjoys passing on insights learned along the way to others. EXPERIENCE: He's become established as a full-time artist of 15 years, in a country whose language he didn't speak when he first arrived. Not only that, he needed to be able to make a living. He's an inspiring example of someone who's made himself from nothing - but perhaps drive, commitment and talent. READ MORE and BOOK AN EXPLORATORY 15-MINUTE SESSION:

Telephone: +44 20 7748 5212

Susan Mumford

Susan Mumford

Mentor + Coach for Gallerists, Artists + Managers

"Having benefitted from of a number of 1-2-1 sessions over Skype with Susan over the last six months, I can has readily recommend them to other art world professionals. Susan is great at quickly understanding the problems or concerns I have faced and offering up really helpful advice and practical suggestions that, even with a busy family life, I have been able to implement and learn from. Thank you so much!" ABOUT: Susan Mumford is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker and author. While running a gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with London, New York and Virtual chapters. Several years later, she started a social enterprise called Be Smart About Art, which helps art world professionals thrive in a changing industry. The organisation’s motto is: “Art is your life. Make it your living.” In late 2015, her first book was published: Art is your life. Make it your living. FOCUS: In her one-to-one work she provides strategic advice for dealers, artists, curators and others in the arts. Her specialism is the art world, and she is available to advise on creative entrepenership in general. Her niche areas within those areas of focus are: women, art-tech crossover, digital marketing and the online arena, networking, international business, pricing and developing professional relationships.

Telephone: +44 20 7748 5212

Tamara Gal-On

Tamara Gal-On

Coach for women creatives (specialties: music, mums)

Tamara is a certified coach, international speaker and mentor for the Creative Industries, specialising in the Music Industry. She has spent the last 9 years developing her skills exclusively within the Creative and Cultural sector. She has worked widely across the music industry with artists, managers, writers and with clients and organisations like EMI, Warner Chappell and the Royal Opera House. She's a qualified trainer for two programmes she's running with Be Smart About Art, DISC and Sacred Money Archetypes. The former provides an assessment of you / your partnership / your team's strengths and weaknesses in general professional life. The latter provides key insight into your relationship with money (and how to make this to your advantage).

Telephone: +44 20 7748 5212

Zoe Whishaw

Zoe Whishaw

Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor

Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor providing creative direction and strategic advice for photographers at all stages in their career who want to take their work to the next level. She works on a one-to-one basis with those who need bespoke, objective advice to focus their creative direction and marketing to gain competitive advantage. As a seasoned Editor and Art Director she has had many years experience analysing and critiquing imagery across a broad spectrum of genre and subject areas. Zoe has developed and contributed to the success of leading media company, Getty Images, where she worked for 17 years in senior creative and strategic positions, latterly as European Director of Photography. She has been on the judging panel of a range of national and international photography competitions, including the Association of Photography Awards, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and ArtGemini Prize and regularly conducts portfolio reviews at industry events. READ MORE AND BOOK AN EXPLORATORY 15-MINUTE SESSION:

Telephone: +44 20 7748 5212