Akasha Productions weaves the elements together to transform visions from an initial spark of inspiration into a manifest reality.

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ABOUT AKASHA PRODUCTIONS

Akasha is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning ether or quintessence. The elements of earth, air, fire, and water are all created from Akasha, and so it is known as the spark of elemental creation. A single creative spark birthed from a feeling, a vision, or maybe a conversation leads to the most fantastical of events...Akasha Productions weaves together the elements to harness the catalytic energy of that ephemeral moment of inspiration to make visions live and breathe.

In curating and producing events, our main purpose is to create spaces and experiences that ignite the spark in the people who experience them, facilitating an alignment with their purpose and a move towards greater harmony with the earth and one another. Akasha Productions collaborates and co-creates with incredible thought leaders and visionary creatives, breaking new ground together, redefining what is possible when we gather together to celebrate, learn, evolve, share, dance and play. We love and believe in what we do, and this is why we do it.

ABOUT JENNA ANSELL

Jenna is an investigator and explorer, both in the physical world and in the spiritual realms. Her quest for knowledge manifested in a Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, UK (2004), and a Masters degree in International Relations and Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins SAIS University, USA (2007). Through her studies and professional work in the fields of politics and international development she has gained a fundamental understanding of world economic, political, legal and social systems. These experiences combined with extensive worldwide travel and immersion in different cultures has led to her role as a global producer, bridge builder and creatrix.

Her mission is to understand how we can work together to create positive change for humanity and the earth through empowerment, communication and the creation of community. As her career develops Jenna is honing her focus on immersive or transformational events that empower festivalgoers as collaborators. She believes in the power of festivals and gatherings to initiate real change and now has over twelve years of experience in the international events field. 

In 2017 Jenna directed and produced a 5-day festival - Ancient Futures - held in Bali, as well as working on production roles for Being Gathering (Portugal), The Feast Collective at Camp Bestival and Bestival (UK), and the Oregon Eclipse festival (USA). Jenna has already produced a number of exciting projects in 2018 including a series of three street food night markets in Bristol and The British Dal Festival. She has just returned from California where she was honored to hold a three month position as the Production Coordinator for The Compass at Lightning in a Bottle festival. Her main project in 2018 is directing her own food festival and symposium  - Amorevore Food and Arts Festival in Ibiza, Spain. 

Read an interview with Jenna here on how festivals can facilitate change.

Listen to an interview with Jenna here from the Visionary Lifestyle podcast about sewing the seeds for a new earth (number 8 on the podcasts). 

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Project management 
  • Business strategy 
  • Creation and implementation of sustainability policies
  • Crew management (site, production and volunteers) 
  • Content curation (talks and workshops)  
  • Music promotion and booking 
  • Budgeting and accounts
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Licensing and Event Safety Management Plans
  • Personal Licence holder
  • Site infrastructure and services procurement (power, water, structures etc.) 
  • Contractor liaison and management 
  • Operations administration 
  • Client, sponsor and partner liaison and management 
  • Copy writing and editing 
  • Research and concept development 
  • Restaurant and bar production and management 
  • Brand promotion and social media 
  • Trader /concessions liaison and management 
  • Trader markets production and management
  • POC for authorities (police/security, councils, health and safety etc.) 
  • Company and charity administration and registration