Staff

Technical Manager

Mike Jones

mike@fvu.co.uk

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Trustees

Jon Armstrong

joined The National Lottery Heritage 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.

Eddie Berg

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’. 

Steven Bode

is Director of Film and Video Umbrella, the UK's leading makers of artists' moving image. During his time in the role, he has initiated nearly 200 different projects, including major works from internationally-acclaimed artists such as Ed Atkins, Duncan Campbell, Tacita Dean, Simon Fujiwara, Isaac Julien, Mark Leckey, Gillian Wearing, and Jane & Louise Wilson. 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.

Liz Draper

is a corporate sponsorship consultant. She began her career in corporate events before moving into fundraising. As Head of Corporate Partnerships at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, she led on income generation and relationship management for more than 50 corporate partnerships worth £7.6 million. She is currently consulting for a range of charities in the arts and culture sector.  

Lawrence Lek

is an artist based in London. He creates speculative worlds and site-specific simulations using gaming software, video, installation and performance. Recent exhibitions include: Play Station, Art Night, London (2017); HyperPavilion, Venice Biennale (2017), Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow (2016); SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Missed Connections, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2016); Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); and The Uncanny Valley, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2015). Lek was a recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards in 2017, and the Dazed Emerging Artist Award in 2015.

Cliff Lauson

is Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London. Since arriving as Curator at the Hayward in 2009, he has organised major exhibitions of work by Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, and David Shrigley, as well as the group exhibitions 'Light Show' and 'Space Shifters'. Cliff was a 2015-6 Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme, and undertook the secondment component at Industrial Light & Magic, London. Cliff was previously Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, and currently serves on the British Council Collection Acquisitions Advisory Committee.     

Lucinda Lovell

is Business Development Director at Pelham Communications. Working across partnerships, events, talks, museum and collector relations, Lucinda advises Pelham's clients on creative development and growth strategies internationally. Prior to this, Lucinda spent over four years at the Royal Academy as a Senior Patrons Manager and headed the RA’s international development creating strategic cultural partnerships internationally. In January 2012 she founded art advisory company Contemporary Key, which included programming events in the contemporary art world in London, cultivating and building relationships with key clients.

Kate Wilson

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. 

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