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About SightSonic

SightSonic, based in York, is a year round digital arts event, culminating in an annual international digital arts festival. The festival was established in 2000 to celebrate the artistic potential of contemporary technology and takes place, over a weekend, in venues throughout the city.

SightSonic presents work of high quality artistic merit that demonstrates innovation and has digital technology at the heart of the creative process. SightSonic is committed to bringing leading artists (both national and international) to York, whilst fostering the development of work by new and emerging artists. The proportion of established to emerging artists represented in the programme changes every year - the core of the festivals is work of international significance.

Mission Statement

SightSonic presents and promotes work that has digital technology at the heart of the creative process.

Aims

" To achieve excellence through work in the fields of arts, business, education (both formal and informal), community and special needs.
" To create new work, new opportunities and a creative future in York and the Yorkshire region.
" To improve the local and regional arts, business, education (both formal and informal), community and special needs infrastructure.

Objectives

" To work with and nurture cross-sector partnerships.
" To stage an annual international digital arts festival.
" To programme a series of events (artistic, business, educational, outreach, special needs) throughout the year.
" To promote/support the work of new artists.
" To support/promote the work of established artists.
" To sustain and develop existing audiences.
" To sustain and develop new audiences.

Steering Group members:

Jethro Bagust, independent artist
Peter Boardman, Peter Boardman Associates
Kirsty Halliday, director, Red Sand Arts
Emily Harvey, Arts & Events Manager, City of York Council
Mat Lazenby, director LazenbyBrown
Tony Myatt, composer and director, Music Research Centre, University of York
Helen Perkins, Creative York/Science City York representative.

Co-opted members:

Lizzie Forbes-Ritte, director, Purple Marketing
Matt Paradis (website co-ordinator), Research Systems Administrator, University of York Music Department
David Porter, director, Creative Arts Promotion
Ben Pugh, producer, Tribeca

Art Group members:

Peter Boardman, Cultural Events Manager, City of York Council
Ambrose Field, composer and senior lecturer, University of York Music Department
Celia Frisby, concerts administrator, University of York concert series
Gill Greaves, Art & Design Officer, York Hospitals
Kirsty Halliday, director, Red Sand Arts
Tony Myatt, composer and director, Music Research Centre, University of York
Ben Pugh, producer, Tribeca
Caroline Worthington, curator of art, York Museums and Art Gallery Trust
Plus national and international advice through partners

Community/Education/Special Needs (CESN) Group members:

Tim Brooks, Music Consultant, City of York Council
Dave Fleming, Arts Action York
Griselda Goldsbrough, assistant curator for art learning, York Museums and Art Gallery Trust
Kirsty Halliday, director, Red Sand Arts
Mark Hildred, Creative Director, Apollo Creative.
Damian Murphy, Lecturer in Music Technology, Departments of Electronics and Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
Vanessa Simmons, Project and Outreach Coordinator, Faculty of Arts, York St John University
Mollie Taylor, Cube Media

Business Group:

The Business Group is now operated via Creative York, one of the cluster groups of Science City York. There is two way representation between SightSonic and Creative York.


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