Mal Dewhirst is a highly self-motivated creative whose experience and drive delivers unique projects for the arts, communities and the environment, both as a practitioner and as a project manager, with many years of experience in delivering high quality arts and business projects.

Specialising in: 

Creative writing, poetry, theatre and film making both as a practitioner and as a workshop leader.

  • Unique creative writing workshops that can be customised to any location or community.
  • Workshops for Schools and adults.
  • Workshops for arts and health.
  • Workshops in Higher and Further education.
  • Engagement through cross art forms.
  • Theatre based programmes in unusual spaces.
  • Poetry in performance.
  • Experimental theatre and writing workshops.
  • Film projects for historical interpretation, environment and corporate communication.
  • All writing and film commissions considered.

Community engagement and development.

  • Community development through ABCD Asset Mapping.
  • Community resource visioning.
  • Community theatre and creative writing development.
  • Development and delivery of theme based programmes.
  • Development and delivery of education programmes.

Environmental interpretation.

  • Development and Installation of environmental interpretation.
  • Cultural interpretations for communities and tourism.
  • The value of place – engagement with communities on what they value.
  • Film and soundscape interpretations of places and spaces.

 Project Management – through all phases.

  • Proposal development.
  • Planning.
  • Budgeting.
  • Risk management.
  • Team building and management.
  • Realisation.
  • Testing.
  • Implementation.
  • Cutover and Launch.
  • Documentation.
  • Communication.
  • Project close.
  • International experience.
  • Projects in the arts and business re-engineering.

     Process re-engineering from “As Is Mapping” to “To Be Mapping”

  • Smart process design.
  • Clean questioning
  • Gap analysis.
  • Resource deployment.
  • RACI.
  • Process costing.
  • Key performance indicators.
  • Bottleneck removal.
  • Cost benefit analysis.
  • System requirements.
  • Process testing and measurement.
  • Change management.
  • Training design.
  • Process deployment support.

Good presentation skills.

Good written/verbal communication skills.

First rate PC skills – fully conversant with Microsoft Office and other major MS applications.