The Arts VA is a small team, of specially selected Virtual Assistants, with over 10 years experience working in arts administration.
We provide a bespoke service to the arts industry, supporting creative individuals and businesses from all sectors, including but not limited to, theatre, performing arts, design, music and writing.
We are the go-to VAs for the arts because we're passionate about creating time for the people and things you love. We take care of the time-consuming admin tasks to enable our clients to focus on what they really want to be doing.
Meet The Team
Founder & VA
Hi, I'm Charlie.
I have worked in the arts industry for 15 years in admin and PA roles, with a First Class B.A. Honours Degree in Drama and Performance, and a Masters in Producing Musical Theatre.
I founded The Arts VA 5 years ago, after 8 years at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, where I supported the Production Managers working on West End and international productions of Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Hamilton, Mary Poppins, and more.
As a VA , I have created a business I can intergrate into family life. I have the flexibility to balance a catch up call with a client, the school run, and walking my Springer Spaniel. I feel grateful to work in an industry I love with brilliant creatives, while my family benefit from having me at home.
I love to hear from freelance creatives and small businesses in the arts who want to create more time for the work they love or are struggling to integrate their work and home life.
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Hi, I’m Jenny.
I have a B.A. Honours Degree in English Literature, and before having my little boy in 2019, I spent 10 years working for various theatre production companies and theatres.
For 6 of these years I was at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, where I worked on West End and international productions of Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Barnum, Half a Sixpence and Miss Saigon.
From the first time I went to the theatre to see Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at age 7, I have always been passionate about theatre, and combined with my love of organisation, lists and spreadsheets, being a VA for the arts is my dream job.
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Hi, I’m Dawn-Louise.
After many years of commuting to London, I finally decided to embark on VA work in 2020.
My PA/EA background consists of 15+years’ experience, predominantly based within the creative and legal sectors. I’ve worked in Theatre, Television and Music. I spent 11+ years working at The Really Useful Group and loved being involved in notably some of the best West End productions, including The Phantom of The Opera, Matilda, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph, Evita & Cats.
Previously, I worked at Celador Television & CPL Productions on exciting TV formats, such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Married at First Sight and A League of Their Own.
It certainly helps to have a love of the Arts/Creative world and it’s so fulfilling to be able to combine my experience and passion within such industries. Working remotely also helps me to strike a more work/life balance, whilst looking after my energetic puppy Monty!
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