Katie Richardson

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Alternative/Indie

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: Northern Ireland

Katie Richardson is a musician, composer and facilitator, musical director, and events producer based in Northern Ireland. She has shared a stage, worked with and supported many artists including Duke Special, Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, All Saints, Jesca Hoop and Foy Vance. She was also a member of choice, having been nominated with Pleasure Beach and made music under the names Katie and the Carnival and Goldie Fawn. Katie frequently works as a composer for many theatre companies and organisations in NI. She recently completed a score for short film 'The Death of a Projectionist' by BAFTA award winning Out of Orbit Films and was artist in residence in The Mac Theatre in Spring 2016 where she was creating and developing new projects and material.

Katie is currently MD for Open House Festival Choir, Women in Business Choir and City Keys Choir.
Katie is the founder of To Be Beautiful, which is a creative project exploring beauty, identity, confidence and image through creativity. The project intends to challenge and explore the true
meaning of beauty and explore how people live in our own skin through guerrilla art, collaborative creative projects, bold imagery, workshops and discussion. The collaboration wants to empower people to redefine and take back the word beautiful to make it their own. In 2015 she delivered a TedX talk in Stormont about the project. In 2018 she will release her debut album under the name HexHue.