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FutureEverything names Creative Director

Manchester digital cultural programme, FutureEverything, has appointed a new Creative Director.

Lucy Sollitt will join the organisation next month, at what it’s calling a “critical and celebratory period” in its history. It will be going into its fourth decade with Sollitt tasked with leading it “into an exciting new era.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Future Everything as Creative Director,” she said.

“I’m passionate about the role of art in fostering eco-social change and strongly believe that technology must be oriented in this direction. Working alongside the brilliant team at Future Everything I am confident we can make essential and innovative contributions to this vital agenda.” 

Her role will be to “explore pathways for ecological restoration amidst hybridity, innovatively merging art, technology, and ecosystemic change.”

“I’m delighted to welcome Lucy to FutureEverything and am looking forward to working closely with her to take the organisation into the next stage of its incredible journey,” added Chris Wright, FutureEverything Executive Director.

“Lucy brings a wealth of experience, creative direction, and critical thinking and it is thrilling to imagine the impact that she will have. This is an exciting period for FutureEverything and Lucy’s role as Creative Director will play a significant part in this.” 

As Associate for Rhizome, Lucy brought Seven on Seven to London and launched the publication, Intersections, on art and emerging technologies for the British Council. 

She advised on the first international cultural programme on quantum technologies for the Goethe Institut, and co-curated the States of Play: Roleplay Reality exhibition at FACT LIverpool, that was at the forefront of integrating the fields of art and video games.

She’s worked on the Art and Technology Innovation programme with Innovate UK whilst at Arts Council England, and was the Cultural Content and Technology Lead for the UK Government’s first Digital Culture White Paper.

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