FVU announces Angelica Sule as its new Director
Film and Video Umbrella is delighted to announce the appointment of Angelica Sule as its new Director, taking over the reins from Director of over 30 years, Steven Bode.
Angelica is a director and curator dedicated to artistic development, with a wealth of experience leading progressive programmes of contemporary art and in commissioning new moving image. She joins us from her role as Programme Director at Site Gallery in Sheffield, where she has been committed to helping artists access new ways of working, specifically in experimental digital practice and moving image. She has co-commissioned works by Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Sonya Dyer, Lara Favaretto and Sin Wai Kin.
Steven Bode will remain with FVU as Associate Director until the end of 2024 in a part-time capacity, as he generously supports FVU on key projects and as the organisation relocates from London as part of Arts Council England’s NPO transfer scheme. A moment to mark and celebrate his incredible contribution to the organisation will be announced in due course.
View our press release for more information.
What we do
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FVU commissions, curates and produces artists’ moving-image works, and presents them in collaboration with galleries and other cultural partners across the UK. We usually commission 5-6 new projects every year.
Since the late 1980s, FVU has been at the forefront of the vibrant and expanding area of moving-image practice, promoting innovation through its support of some of the most exciting figures on the contemporary scene. During this time, the organisation has commissioned and produced nearly 200 different artists’ projects, ranging from ambitious multi-screen installations to short film and video pieces, as well as online commissions. You'll find our extensive back catalogue on the projects tab, with many of the project pages featuring excerpts, essays and interviews with the artists.
FVU’s commissions give the fullest possible expression to the creative voice of the artist. While each project follows its own unique, individual course, what they all have in common is a central emphasis on high-quality production and presentation. Benefitting from a supportive, creative environment (and from the extensive logistical, technical and curatorial expertise that the organisation has to offer) the commissioning opportunities that FVU is able to develop, in conjunction with a diverse range of partner venues, are notable for the close collaborations that are forged: with artists and venues alike.
Exploring contemporary themes and emerging aesthetic trends, FVU projects seek to capture something of the spirit of the moment while also reflecting on a wider sense of place. As well as bringing internationally acclaimed artists’ work to all parts of the UK, many of these commissions actively engage with the particular nature of the individual locations in which they are either made or staged, and often help to illuminate their larger social, cultural and art-historical context.
FVU PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
Relevant and Responsive
Bridge Builders Between Artists and Audiences
Diverse and Inclusive
Risk-Taking and Experimental
Advocates and Critical Friends
Prioritise the Emerging and Under-Supported
FVU's core funding comes from The National Lottery via Arts Council England, as one of their National Portfolio Organisations. The vast majority of additional funding is raised on a project-by-project basis, from trusts, foundations and exhibition venues. FVU is also a registered charity and accepts donations. A small proportion of our project funding comes from donations, as well as other sources such as educational bodies and corporate sponsorship. We supplement our overheads via some commercial activities including consultancy, publication sales and equipment rentals.
If you are interested in supporting FVU, please visit the support page or contact Susanna Chilsholm: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the different ways you can get involved.
Find out more about the individuals behind the organisation on our staff & trustees page.
For general enquiries, you can contact us at:
Film and Video Umbrella
8 Vine Yard
London, SE1 1QL
T: 020 7407 7755
F: 020 7407 7766
Film and Video Umbrella. Charity number: 1165046
VAT registration number: GB 235 8231 13