We’ve been working with Rommi Smith for the past several months, supporting her with raising investment for her multi – tiered performance piece focused on the lives of historical blues and jazz women and subsequently working with Rommi and her team to evaluate the project.The piece has been performed in New York and most recently at Leeds Art Gallery where Rommi was accompanied by brilliant musicians, Kenny Higgins and Dave Evans and directed by Jason Hird.
For us, it’s been a pleasure to work with a talented team unpicking critical success factors, impactful moments and identifying learning that can be taken forward.
We’re delighted that Rommi Smith was successful in her application to Arts Council England for investment to support the exploration of performative ideas for a new work which will be an homage to historical Blues and Jazz figures.
This creative adventure will take Rommi and her eight artistic collaborators from Leeds to New York and back again, culminating in a live performance and special event at Leeds Art Gallery later in the year. Rommi describes the project as ‘a wonderful opportunity for professional growth, personal development, reflection and creative exploration.’
We’re very pleased to have played a small part in supporting Rommi and the team in this exciting venture.
To learn more about Rommi’s practice, please visit her website at www.rommi-smith.co.uk
Mentorship from Armstrong Cameron was absolutely vital to the success of my ACE application. At each step of the journey, the partnership’s judicious advice (predicated on an impeccable track record of experience and funding successes) meant that I felt assured and supported in writng my application with focus, clarity and precision.
Rommi Smith, Writer and Performer