Staff

Head of Development, Partnerships and Patrons

Paul Flynn

paul@fvu.co.uk

Technical Manager

Mike Jones

mike@fvu.co.uk

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Trustees

Jon Armstrong

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.

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.

Francesca Hegyi

was previously Director of Cultural Enquiry at Kings College London and remains part of the Culture and Major Events Consortium that she helped establish. She was Executive Director for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, playing a major role in the success of the programme. 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. 

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.

Gilane Tawadros

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.

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. 

Jason Wood

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. 

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