Steve Lawes Curriculum Vitae


MA (Hons) in Medieval History, King’s College London (Distinction)
September 2014-September 2015

BA (Hons) in History, Canterbury Christ Church University (2.1)
September 2011-June 2014


Professional Experience

Workshop Leader, Local school
April 2017-Present

Organising and delivering arts workshops at a local school

Assistant Producer & Communications Manager, Thurrock Arts Trail     
April 2017-Present

Website design, venue coordination, social media management, artist recruitment for local arts trail (Arts Council England funded).

Editor, Grays Riverside Big Local Newsletter                                 
March 2017-Present

Graphic design, content editing, project coordination, content writing (Big Lottery funded).

Visual Artist/Illustrator                                                                                  

Creating bespoke surrealist and psychedelic images, designing work for brands, bands and websites.

Trainee Project Officer, Studio 3 Arts, Barking    
September 2015-October 2016

Community heritage project work – historical interviews, graphic design, community outreach, art workshop facilitating, events management.


Voluntary Experience

Project Artist Assistant, Silk River, Kinetika  
June-September 2017

Delivering bespoke silk painting workshops alongside other artists.

Layers of London, School of Advanced Studies
July 2016-Present

Creating and testing data input for Barking London-wide digital mapping-based heritage project.

Events management & Arts facilitation, Thurrock Arts Collective 
July 2015-Present

Organising, hosting and project managing arts and music based events. Includes administration, working with artists, live performance, curating exhibitions, making marketing materials, leading meetings and researching and applying for funding.


Professional Accreditations

Arts Award Bronze & Silver Level Facilitator, Trinity/Arts Council England 
December 2016

Trained to assist young people in achieving their Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification aimed at boosting arts participation and excellency.

NVQ Level 3 in Culture and Heritage, Eastside Community Heritage, Ilford    
October 2016

Completed modules relating to heritage project management whilst working for Studio 3 Arts. Key modules included: working with volunteers, creating learning materials, budgeting, events management and venue management.