mark j (they/them) 


 

Bio

In 2012, following the daily national broadcast of their world’s first interactive digital arts and cultural engagement platform, the LIVELIVE Project, a strategic cultural delivery collaboration between the BBC, Tate Modern, Arts Council UK, London 2012 Festival, and the International Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, mark emerged as an innovator in Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning/Implementation, and Stakeholder Engagement.

In the years since, mark’s portfolio of creative leadership, digital cultural innovation, educational programming, and delivery, for both private and public sector clients, has directly engaged over 48 million individuals to date, currently inform 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 online learning platform.

mark is recognized as an individual with extraordinary ability in the arts (2015) for his impactful contribution towards art as a tool for positive social, political, and economic change. Currently, mark works to provide bespoke engagement and strategic solutions for leading disruptors within the cultural and creative sectors via SMIT and, most urgently, Considering.Art™ presented by Considering.Live™ - facilitating the needs of a client base, inclusive of the USA, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

mark is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and an advocate for the transformative power of art and culture for all.


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

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