Professional Development for Artists
Working with artists/photographers to identify opportunities and strategically engage with photographic communities; providing guidance on building, editing and sequencing portfolios; creating and developing artist statements; structuring editorial and promotional material for various media platforms.
With over 5,000 portfolios reviewed at events like FotoFest, Photolucida and Photolucida's Critical Mass, Society for Photographic Education and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Madeline is actively engaged with and passionate about seeing work, building relationships in the community and nurturing talent.
Curatorial, Collection & Archival Services
Full scope of curatorial services from conception to exhibition completion. Services include defining the aims, objectives and scope of the exhibition to align with funding and the organisational mission; sourcing, selecting and editing work; full exhibition design, installation and lighting; authoring text for exhibition, fundraising, and PR platforms; and public programming.
Offering expert art advisory services to private, corporate and public clients internationally. Experience in sourcing, negotiating, purchasing, inventorying and appraising artworks; developing collection and archival management schemes; guiding and informing clients about artists and artworks.
Madeline has curated and co-curated more than 35 exhibitions on 20th-century and contemporary photography and related media in the US, UK and UAE. In addition to her curatorial projects at Houston Center for Photography (see bio), as consultant she has worked with the Sharjah Art Museum and Noor Ali Rashid Archives (2013-14: lead curatorial consultant and co-author, Noor Ali Rashid); the Cleveland Museum of Art (2014: advisor, acquisition of Middle Eastern photography); Bonhams (2011-12 London and Dubai; consultant specialist, photographs); Victoria and Albert Museum (2010-11: advisor, Light from the Middle East); Art Dubai (2010: author; 2012-14: consultant, curator-led programming for VIP collectors); Marya Art Centre Sharjah (2009-10: curator, Regarding Borders); Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (2005: consultant, strategic planning for the photographic archive); Special Collections at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library (2005: advisor, archival practices, photographs collection); the Portland Museum of Art (1998-2000: author, exhibition texts for educators); among others.
Writing and Publication Management
Offering a broad range of writing and editorial services including exhibition catalogues, monographic essays, interviews, surveys, reviews, biographical, promotional and educational material, copy and content editing.
Clients comprise artists/photographers, galleries, public and private institutions, archives, auction houses, publishing houses, newspapers, magazines and journals. Selected institutional and commercial clients include The Third Line, Meem, Danziger, Sharjah Art Museum, Noor Ali Rashid Archive, Taymour Grahne, Tashkeel, Stux, Houston Center for Photography, Routledge, Kehrer Verlag, Fresco Books, Canvas, Revista Carbonos, Tribe, Art Dubai, and Contemporary Practices.
Fundraising & Non-Profit Management
Helping organisations to develop and manage strategies for stability and growth. Leadership in capital, annual fund and membership campaigns; corporate sponsorship; non-profit and for-profit auctions; board and donor prospecting; fulfilment initiatives; grant writing and fund management. Ability to create and implement workflow schemes and standard operating procedures – from endowments to general operations to database management.
With 10 years’ director-level experience, Madeline has successfully stewarded non-profits by providing leadership, fiscal management, strategic planning and vision. As Executive Director for Houston Center for Photography, Madeline diversified funding streams and doubled the organisation's budget in 4 years. As Director of Donor Fulfillment for Young America/NYYC America's Cup, Madeline managed fulfillment initiatives for the $US 45m campaign, prospected and cultivated donors including HNW individuals. Madeline has raised $US 1m in small and medium-sized grants from private, corporate and government funds in education, the environment and the arts.