For our next session on March 18th, 2022, from 10 – 12 Jamie Wyld will present Vital Capacities, an accessible virtual residency platform supporting diverse artists to participate in international residencies, set up in 2020. The presentation and following discussion will address accessibility and artistic practice and the integration of these two separate but, through Vital Capacities, blended/merged parts.
Jamie Wyld has been working in the cultural sector for 20 years in various arts, culture and heritage contexts, including festivals, cinemas, galleries and museums. In 2005, he established videoclub with artist Ben Rivers and curator Laura Mousavi-Zadeh. Since then, videoclub has supported and shown work by over 600 artists in countries across the globe, including China, Taiwan, USA, Argentina, and Europe. In 2020, he set up Vital Capacities, an accessible virtual residency platform supporting diverse artists to participate in international residencies.
Between 2008 and 13, he was Programme Curator and interim CEO at digital culture agency Lighthouse in Brighton (UK), where he curated exhibitions with artists such as Kutlug Ataman, Laure Prouvost and Semiconductor. Previous roles include being Digital Arts Programmer at Showroom Cinema in Sheffield (UK), and Visual Arts Officer at Arts Council England.
He is also Co-director of The Nimbus Group, which produces mixed platform, socially engaged arts and heritage projects. And is Director of arts management agency, This is Wyld.