Founder and Artistic Director
The creation of Forma in 2002 followed eight years during which David worked as an independent producer and consultant, directing festivals and public art commissions for clients including Dance City, Newcastle; Arc, Stockton and Broadway, Nottingham. Between 1987 and 1994, David worked for Nottingham City Council, founding and directing its high profile annual festival of contemporary art, Now. David has also served as chair of Reckless Sleepers performance company from 1994 to 2005, on the management committee of Globe Gallery in Newcastle from 1997 to 2001, as an advisor to Arts Council on visual arts and live art, and a juror for several arts awards including Barclays New Stages.
Andrew has extensive experience in strategic development and fundraising and was responsible for delivering Siobhan Davies Studios in south London in 2006 at a cost of £4.2m. He has subsequently worked as a director for the international consultancy Wonderbird, where he was the architect of a development strategy for the Dutch National Theatre in The Hague, as well as working on the development of the Forward Arts Foundation in London.
Prior to joining Forma as Technical Director in 2013, Sam has worked as a freelance Production Manager on a diverse range of projects with numerous artists, directors, choreographers and organisations. He has been associated with Artangel since 2002, working with artists such as Steve McQueen, Matthew Barney, and Gregor Schneider. With Manchester international Festival he has production managed Il Tempo del Postino and more recently The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic with Robert Wilson. Sam has also worked as a designer on theatrical and large scale art projects and has collaborated with, among others, Siobhan Davies, Scott Walker, Jem Finer and Sulayman Al Basam.
Caroline is an independent arts consultant and creative producer. With over 15 years experience of the not for profit arts sector, her work encompasses strategic development for cultural organisations, fundraising, project management of events and exhibitions and the creative production of works by individual artists. Caroline has produced a number of Forma projects, most notably The Miners’ Hymns by Bill Morrison and Johann Johannsson, and Jane and Louise Wilsons’ body of work relating to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. She is currently working on forthcoming projects by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, and the second collaboration between Morrison and Johannsson. Caroline is the Chair for Animate Projects and has previously been the Administrative Director of Film and Dance Umbrella
Philippa worked at Arts Council England as an Arts Officer across the Visual Arts, Live and Interdisciplinary Art and Dance departments for five years. After completing her MA in Cultural Management she then went on to run the artist-led network and professional development agency, New Work Network (as Director) and contemporary theatre producing company Crying Out Loud (as General Manager). She now works as a freelance producer with Forma Arts and Media and is currently developing two projects including an interdisciplinary sound and literature project by Richard Skelton and video installation by Mark Bolous, which will premiere at FACT, Liverpool in October 2013
Leo Wood is a freelance arts producer with a particular focus on theatre, live performance and festivals. Leo recently set up Independent Productions under which banner she has produced several theatre productions, including Old Earth for Jericho theatre company at Spitalfields Music festival, and Boy In A Dress by and starring La JohnJoseph at the Edinburgh Festival and venues including BAC and Bristol Old Vic. Past clients include the Delfina Foundation, PalFest, Jude Kelly OBE/Metal Culture and Notting Hill Editions.
Marketing and Brand Manager
Prior to joining Forma in 2013, Celia has worked as a freelance Art Consultant and Advisor with artists including Alison Jackson and Hugo Dalton. She has previously also had a long career in Fine Art Publishing, starting with Modern Painters Magazine and subsequently working with Yard Magazine NY, ArtReview and Apollo Magazine – the latter two as M.D and Publisher respectively. As Publisher, she lead the re-launch of Apollo Magazine in 2006 and was instrumental in the rebranding and U.S launch of ArtReview in 2001.
Interim Communications Assistant
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