Bakul Patki is a specialist in creative production, curation and promotion across the arts, with almost twenty years experience working in culture, media and entertainment – from music, television, film, theatre and literature, to art, design, architecture and digital creativity.
She works independently for arts institutions and galleries, individual artists, arts festivals, charities, brands and property developers who have an interest in working within, and supporting, creativity.
An extensive network of contacts, and years of collaborating with the arts community and media, allow her to broker relationships beyond the traditional – and enable her to fulfil complex, unusual and challenging curatorial, production or promotional commissions, often stradling several different cultural disciplines.
From conception and development to securing funding, from budget management to aesthetic and creative direction, from activation to promotion, she is nimble and flexible in her working practice, approaching each project from a fresh perspective, and tailoring input accordingly.
Recent clients and projects:
Curation and creative production of exhibitions, installations and performances at Sid Motion Gellery (London), Bermondsey Project Space (London), Royal Hampton Court Palace (London), Picadilly Circus (London), Somerset House (London), the Granary Crossing (London) and the Gallery of Photography (Dublin).
PR campaigns for individual artists artists and organisations, including photographers’ Nialll O’Brien and Aidan O’Neill – for the ‘Three Cities’ and ‘The Kingdom’ exhibitions (which I also curated), artist Duke Riley – for his project ‘Fly By Night (part of 1418Now, Lift Festival and the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival), and Platform Southwark – a multi-disciplinary, meanwhile arts space housing a group of emerging artists studios, Merge Festival, the Young Vic’s outreach projects and a number of breakthrough theatre companies. I was also tasked by the space’s developer landlords, U+I, with helping to shape Platform Southwark’s curatorial programme to create ongoing community-facing creative output.
Creative and cultural innovation consulting for for brands such as Absolut (UK), Royal Salute (Globally) and Pernod Ricard’s Breakthrough Innovation Group (Global).
Bakul is also co-founder and ex-Arts & Culture Director of Leading Culture Destinations and the LCD Awards – a platform designed to celebrate the best in culture and travel.