Welcome to CGO

CGO was established by Chris Grady in 2007 as a focus for the continuation of 30 years of arts management roles both full-time, freelance, and one off consultancy.   Chris is joined by a number of Associates and his co-director Kath Burlinson who each bring expertise within a diverse range of fields and cultures.

We provide arts marketing, development and project management services as well as coaching, mentoring, facilitation and consultancy for arts managers, producers and creatives. Alongside this we are being asked to make available these services for the wellness/alternative health sectors, and to the conference and commercial events sector. We look forward to these opportunities.

Please move to individual pages for more information on:

Professional Development Days for Business LeadersThe Art of Being Heard (new dates added in Peterborough & Ipswich)

NEW – MAY 14: Coaching for Personal and Small Business developmentMaking Connections

One-to-one mentor sessions for creative practitionersCGO Surgeries (new dates added to October 2014)

NEW – Jun 14 – “Your Life in Theatre” self-help guide for all stages of your careeradvance copies from Amazon  more info here

Conference and Team gathering facilitation with Open Space Technology – Facilitation

NEW – SEPT 14: MA in Creative Producing Mountview Academy of Theatre ArtsMountview (led by CGO)

Chris has a love of possibility and a love of connection – a natural maven and an alert listener, you’ll be given his complete attention and come away on fire and in focus. He understands that sharing knowledge makes us all richer.”

- Peta Lily, Theatremaker and Dark Clown Researcher, on CGO Surgeries

Contracts in 2014 include working for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (creating a new MA in Creative Producing from Sept 14)  Anglia Ruskin University (MA Arts Management until May 14),  DxL Creations Tokyo (theatrical division of Sega Sammy) Studio Life (all male Tokyo theatre company) and  Kolomna KAL (Russian product development and Norfolk cultural tourism centre). Supported by Arts Council England, we offer monthly surgeries for individual creative artists and professionals, Open Space facilitation, and Art of Being Heard professional impact training.  

The challenge is sometimes to describe what CGO does – given a mix of russian sweets, musical theatre, health service facilitation, mentoring surgeries, and teaching – there is a common theme…I think…its about Making Connections. We help people find their way with clearer thought or better contacts. We seek to help people find their voice and be heard.  We hope to inspire people to answer poet Mary Oliver’s challenge “Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?”

Based in the United Kingdom, the organisation works from the heart of Suffolk and Central London.

Directors: Chris Grady & Kath Burlinson    Associates: Tom AtkinsRajni Shah , Drew Davies, Keum Roling and Kate Reed (USA)

ChrisGrady.Org is a company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales No 8827507