Tara Tank

Tara Tank

Policy Analyst


Tara is a researcher, with experience in leading music, cultural and night time economy strategies, market analyses, business cases, regulatory assessments and mapping reports, as well as project and event management.

Before joining Counterculture Tara worked for Sound Diplomacy, consulting on music strategies for the London Boroughs of Croydon and Haringey, Belfast, San Francisco, New Orleans and Tulsa (Oklahoma). She worked on a night time economy policy for Wembley Park on behalf of Quintain, a theatre and live music health and needs assessment for Branson (Missouri), evaluated global artist welfare policies for Music Victoria (Australia) and led on a market analysis of music studios in England for DCMS.

Tara holds a MSc in Urban Studies from UCL, where she developed comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to urban development including urban planning, architecture and public policy. She specialised in creative cities and cultural diversity, presenting her thesis on music cities, cultural policy and the role of minority ethnic groups ahead of the London Borough of Croydon’s music strategy which she developed at Sound Diplomacy. Tara also holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from King’s College London where she learned a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, GIS and data analysis, with fieldwork in London, Spain and India.

Tara is passionate about education and is a guest lecturer at universities in the UK and France teaching cultural policy and music-led urban development. Tara is also a multi-instrumental musician and crafter.

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