Mark John
Smith
 

 

Bio

Born in Cambridge UK, Mark rose to critical acclaim at the age of 25 following the daily national broadcast of his world’s first interactive arts and cultural engagement platform LIVELIVE Project, a strategic cultural delivery collaboration between the BBC, Tate Modern, Arts Council UK and the International Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Spanning over twelve years, Mark’s portfolio of creative leadership, cultural innovation and delivery, for both private and public sector clients, has directly engaged over 48 million individuals to date, currently informs governmental policy throughout the United Kingdom, and continues to shape public engagement and cultural strategy for Tokyo 2020/21, Arts Council England and TheSpace.org.

In 2015, Mark was recognized as an individual with extraordinary ability in the arts by the US for his impactful contribution towards art as a tool for positive social, political and economic change. Mark continues to provide bespoke engagement, management and strategic solutions for leading disruptors within the cultural and creative sectors via SMIT - facilitating the needs of an international client base, inclusive of the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. Mark is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.

All public space is creative space - a space of collaboration, discovery, learning, inclusivity & togetherness. In jointly developing cultural  experiences with the public, an active community is formed - a collaborative network as sculpture. This is art for all.”

“Having been fundamental in the design, commission and facilitation of some of the world’s most widely engaged arts and cultural programming solutions and policies, working across both public and private cultural bodies and foundations, my work to date has actively impacted an audience aggregate of over 48 million - with one project reaching over 73% of the UK population within a single year...

Collaborators and adopters of my work include some of our industry’s leading cultural engagement disruptors, such as Arts Council UK, The British Broadcasting Corporation, LOCOG, Tate Galleries, The LGBT Center, MAPP International, The New School, the New York Public Library.”


Selected International Clients 

GBR 

Arts Council UK
BBC Big Screens
BBC History
BBC Learning
BBC Radio
Beaney Museum
Canterbury City Council 
GOV.UK
Kent County Council 
LOCOG
London 2012 
Tate Modern
Tate Britain
Virgin Atlantic

USA  
Artists Space
Bureau of General Services Queer Division
Brookdale Battery Park
Demisch Danant  
KODAK
The LGBT Community Center NYC
MAPP International
The New School
The New York Public Library
New Museum
Village Alliance Inc
Volta Art Fair

AUS 
Project Anywhere
Sawtooth Gallery

ITA 
United Colors of Benetton

CHE 
International Olympic Committee

JPN
TOCOG

Tokyo 2020/21

Education

2020 - 2020    
Harvard Graduat School of Educatio 
EEP. Family Engagement In Education
Cambridge MA

2012 - 2014    
Parsons School of Design
MFA. Fine Art / Art History
New York NY

2007 - 2010  
University for the Creative Art
BA (Hons). Bachelor of Arts / History of Art

Canterbury Kent UK