Creative Director revealed for 2018 Mediale festival - York City of Media Arts | Digital #MediaArt(s) Numérique(s) | Scoop.it

Make It York is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Higham as Creative Director for York’s new international media arts festival, the Mediale.

Tom joins York after spending 10 years in leadership positions within the world of media arts and creative technology, most recently as the Executive Director of Manchester based digital arts festival FutureEverything – a position he left in June 2016.

Tom’s role involves an initial consultation period, followed by a 2-year contract to deliver the Mediale and surrounding activity should major funding bids be successful

The search for an ambitious, confident and inspirational artistic leader to bring together and inspire collaborators locally, nationally and internationally attracted a high number of quality candidates. A rigorous interview process with a panel of some of York’s cultural/creative leaders decided that Tom was the best person for the job.

Reflecting a step-change moment in York’s media arts programming, the brief is to build and engage audiences with exciting, innovative and high quality programming, whilst maintaining a commitment to education and talent development. It follows York’s designation as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Media Arts and extensive early consultation with over 300 potential partners and artists, including the new Guild of Media Arts...