Work With Me

Audio Stories
Sharing human stories is a powerful way of influencing and instigating change. This is what my work seeks to do. If you’d like to make a podcast or audio story about your work, your organisation, for an event, project, exhibition, or installation, please get in touch, I can help.

Freelance Consultancy
Along with being a podcast host and producer, I am a freelance consultant offering services to support projects and programmes from ideas and concept generation, research, partnership building,  facilitation, project management, creative producing and qualitative evaluation. I am also available for sessional or guest lecturing.

I specialise in creative health and wellbeing, cultural placemaking, cross-sector partnerships and community-led projects – with experience in the cultural, heritage, and creative industries for two decades.

My work initiating and leading a culture programme for Ebbsfleet Garden City over the past 6 years was recently described by Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England as “outstanding”.

I am Fellow of the RSA and trained Mental Health First Aider.

You can read more about my previous roles on my Linked In page.

Please email [email protected] to discuss how I can help you.


I’ve worked with Laura for over a decade on a range of cultural projects and events in Kent, including a groundbreaking arts and health commission with Public Health in 2013, for which LV21 was lead delivery partner. As a commissioner and project manager, Laura is hugely supportive and always looks for opportunities for others to grow and develop their practice. Her enthusiasm combined with her expertise is a valuable asset in developing engaging, high-quality projects. She cares as much about the process and the experience of everyone involved, as the creative output, so you know when working with her that it's going to be a positive interaction.

Päivi Seppälä - Director, LV21


Laura works with a constant enthusiasm and energy and measured approach to consistently over achieve what is required in a professional and personable way. She has an obvious ability to manage complex relationships and challenging situations with calmness and professionalism, working equally comfortably with people at all levels and connecting strongly with the cultural sector. Her work with KCC broke new ground in public sector commissioning and remains a national example of good practice which set new standards in local government improvement.

Tony Witton – Culture Service Manager, Kent County Council


Blueprint Arts have worked with Laura on a number of our projects connecting and celebrating communities in Gravesham and Dartford. Laura is so incredibly supportive of our work and hugely generous with her knowledge of the arts in Kent, strategies for developing projects and connections to local community groups and organisations. Laura is also incredibly friendly and positive and we just love working with her.

Laura Kavanagh – Artistic Director, Blueprint Arts