Kate McStraw

I am an Independent Creative Producer and known for my dynamic approach to creating projects. 

Passionate about what I do, I am committed to those I work with, and motivated by operating within a creative and collaborative environment. I work across artform and context as I am most interested in the possibilities of project itself rather than be limited by ‘boxes’ and ‘labels’ given to artworks.

I particularly enjoy taking performance experiences to unusual, ‘non-arts’ and public spaces as I believe in reducing barriers to accessing art and culture, something I know non-traditional performance spaces can enable.

I champion inclusivity, embedding my expertise and continuous learning on Access in all my projects. Another of my guiding principles is generosity. I have co-founded the Dorset Early Career Producer Network for peer support and offer mentoring to early career artists on a ‘pay it forward’ basis.