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mary osborn


I have delivered a diverse range of projects from festivals of performance, to working closely with artists on ideas through to production. I specialise in international collaboration, feminist, queer, experimental performance, social practice and mental health.


As Artists’ Producer at Artsadmin (London), I have toured performance extensively across Europe, Australia and Asia, working closely with artists such as Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill, the vacuum cleaner and Station House Opera. With Artsadmin, I also developed and delivered the public programme at their London home venue Toynbee Studios, including What Shall We Build Here festival of art, climate, and community and collaborating with Ama Josephine Budge on The Apocalypse Reading Room installation and accompanying Reading Room Artists-in-Residence project.


Independently, I am Co-Artistic Director of D.I.Y initiative, Steakhouse Live (active 2013-2020), curating and delivering festivals and platforms for experimental performance including sell-out regular performance night Tender Loin and durational performance festival Slow Sunday.


I currently work full-time as Creative Development Producer at Battersea Arts Centre, developing London’s leading contemporary performance venue’s programmes, residencies, commissions, co-productions and dramaturgy..


Key projects include: 

The Making of Pinocchio - Cade & MacAskill

What Shall We Build Here

The Apocalypse Reading Room - Ama Josephine Budge

Steakhouse Live

Madlove Take-Over

The art of a culture of hope - J&J


In 2022, I completed a one year Certificate in Integrative Humanistic Counselling at CPPD (London). This training feeds into my long term interests in the intersection of arts and mental health, and has given me skills in active listening, support, therapeutic facilitation, grief and trauma awareness, feeding into my approach to working with artists, audiences and collaborators.


I am experienced in mentoring and consultancy on strategic planning, ideas and project development, dramaturgy and producing, and can offer this support on a case by case basis.

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