Mel Larsen has worked in the arts across the UK and abroad for over 30 years. As an independent marketing and audience development consultant her clients have included Arts Council England, Australian Arts Council, CARIFORUM, The British Council, StillArt Sweden and MLA London. Her training, speaking and consultancy work has taken her to many different parts of the world including, Russia, South Africa, the Caribbean, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
She is also a small Business Coach, helping solopreneurs and small businesses to gain more clients and increase their income via one-to-one and group coaching. Mel is author of A Practical Guide to working with Arts Ambassadors published by Arts Council England. She founded the community-led Streatham Festival and was Artistic Director, (for which she received a Lambeth Civic Award) and was Director of the first Streatham Food Festival and founder/Director of The Little Big Peace Event festival.