joined the Heritage Lottery Fund as Head of Government and Parliamentary Relations in 2011, having previously been Head of Cultural Strategy at the London Borough of Lambeth. His career has been focused on communications and campaigning, having worked on major initiatives at Action for Children, NSPCC, Sport England and London 2012 where he was part of the successful team that won the right to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He went on to work for the Organising Committee, working with Lord Coe and the senior team on the public affairs programme. Since joining HFL, he has significantly increased engagement with political stakeholders, with Government and with key departments.
is an independent consultant and strategist specialising in film, arts and creative industries. He is CEO of the East London multi-arts venue Rich Mix and founder and former CEO of the £11m media arts venue FACT in Liverpool. From 2005 -2014 he worked at the British Film Institute (BFI), as Artistic Director of BFI Southbank and then as Director of Partnerships. As well as Chair of the Board of the Film and Video Umbrella, Berg is also; Chair of the Film Strategy Board for Greater Birmingham; Chair of the External Advisory Board for the Institute of Creative Enterprise at Edge Hill University and a Trustee of Culture 24. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2005 was awarded the £10,000 BBC/Arts Council England prize for ‘Outstanding contribution to the cultural life of North West England’.
is Director of Film and Video Umbrella, Britain's main commissioners and producers of artists' moving-image work. During his time in that role, he has initiated nearly 200 hundred different projects, including major works from internationally-acclaimed artists such as Duncan Campbell, Isaac Julien, Mark Leckey, Gillian Wearing, Jane & Louise Wilson and Tacita Dean. Alongside this commissioning activity, he has curated large-scale group exhibitions and written extensively about video, film and contemporary art for several international publications and artists' monographs.
specialises in film, video and digital artworks and has recently been appointed Executive Producer on a major international project with Phenomen Films. For the previous fourteen years, she was a founding partner of the respected Thomas Dane Gallery, London and worked closely with moving image artists such as Steve McQueen, John Gerrard and Akram Zaatari. Her early career focused on museum development at the National Gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery, and for several years she managed large scale cultural projects for the Rothschild Foundation.
works across film, painting and sculpture. His work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Shezad was on the jury of the 2015 London Film Festival, his curatorial and writing projects include the exhibition and publication: Black Sun, for the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi (2013/4) and contributions to the Journal of Visual Culture, he is a Jarman Award nominee (2012), and one of the winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011). He currently lives and works in London, where he is Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.
is currently Executive Director for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. She was previously Director of Cultural Enquiry at Kings College London and remains part of the Culture and Major Events Consortium that she helped establish. As a senior advisor at London 2012 she secured funding for the Cultural Olympiad including £16m of lottery funds, £8m from corporate sponsors. Fran has over 15 years of experience in strategy, management, fundraising and sponsorship within the cultural industry.
is Chief Executive of the not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation DACS. She was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London, chaired by Professor Stuart Hall. She has curated numerous exhibitions and has written extensively on contemporary art. She is Vice-Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation, a Trustee of Stuart Croft Foundation, established in memory of the artist/filmmaker Stuart Croft, a Trustee of Artist Fund, and serves on the Editorial Board of Whitechapel Gallery.
has worked with a diverse range of leading arts organisations as an independent professional fundraiser, consultant and producer specialising in film, arts and creative industries. Working as producer and director with a number of film production companies since 1997 such as Ghoulardi Film Company and the Artists Independent Network, she continues to develop strong networks within the industry. Wilson has recently worked as Head of Development at the London Film School and also works as an independent consultant, fundraising for a variety of art and media initiatives.
has over 20 years of experience in the UK film industry and a strong affiliation with the cultural and independent sector. He is currently Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Manchester. Prior to this, he was Director of Programming at Curzon Cinemas and, before that, Programming Manager at Picturehouse Cinemas. Jason’s writing has appeared in numerous national titles and he is the author of ten published works on cinema. Jason is Visiting Professor of Film at Manchester Metropolitan University.