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The Space team

The Space team

Our team has diverse backgrounds in the arts, digital publishing, gaming, digital production and broadcasting. We all have a passion for supporting great art and getting it to the widest audiences using digital technologies and online platforms.

Please feel free to contact us, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or come and say hello at one of our regular events.

Team Members

Fiona Morris

Chief Executive and Creative Director

Music and arts producer with over 25 years experience producing and commissioning Fiona joined The Space in January 2016 from Leopard Films where she was head of arts and history. She has worked in the UK indie sector for most of her career but also spent 6 years working in BBC Music. She has produced programmes for Channel 4, Sky Arts, international broadcasters and has worked in partnership with DVD and digital distributors, record companies and with the alternative content cinema sector. 

She has made a variety of award winning films including performance, documentary and entertainment programmes that have received Prix Italia, Emmy, Grammy and BAFTA awards.

She has extensive experience working with cultural institutions in the UK and has provided consultancy services on the arts and the digital world to organisations including Arts Council England and English National Opera. Fiona is Chair of Cornwall Museums Partnership and a Trustee of the Wales Millennium Centre...

John White

Chief Operating Officer

John was previously managing director of Amuzo, a BAFTA-nominated, multi-award winning games agency. He oversaw the production of games for clients including LEGO, CBBC, Disney, GMTV and Warner Bros, which collectively achieved more than 700 million game plays as well as #1 rankings in the Apple app store in 117 countries. Prior to his role at Amuzo, John was commercial director of B2B marketing agency, VLP, where he set up its interactive division, gaining clients including Railtrack, Hays Plc and the Richard Rogers Partnership.

Sarah Toplis

Commissioning Executive

Sarah specialises in developing projects that lie at the intersection between art, design and technology. Her experience spans producing ambitious large-scale public arts, interactive installations, artists' films and a wide range of online/cross-platform projects. Formerly Digital Producer at Southbank Centre, Commissioning Editor at Tate and Editor for Getty Images Reportage, she has worked with range of museums, galleries, festivals and creatives. She has also worked independently as a freelance Producer working with artists, creative studios and commercial clients including Intel, Nike and Nissan.

Sarah also recently attended NYU’s Tisch Art School ITP programme so she could focus on exploring the imaginative use of new creative technologies across art, design and social change. She is interested in how technologies can bring creative disciplines together to create innovative work and bring new audiences to the arts.

Helen Spencer

Commissioning Executive

Helen is an award winning Senior Producer/Director with over two decades experience in the broadcast and digital sectors. Working across Current Affairs, Factual Entertainment and Comedy she has made television programmes worldwide for BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As Director of Creative Media in an online and gaming company Helen worked with a range of museums, galleries and cultural organisations developing projects using technology in innovative ways. She is also experienced at creating live events and development initiatives, including Jesting About and Funny on Three, which she developed for the BBC.

Helen joined The Space from BBC Comedy where she was the Creative Director of the BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase helping talent win commissions across radio, TV and online

Since joining The Space in February 2016 Helen has commissioned a wide range of projects including Complicite’s The Encounter (winner The Stage Innovation Award 2017), Artichoke’s London 1666, Streetwise...

Claire Hutchinson

Head of Brand and Communications

Claire is a brand and comms specialist with a background in commercial marketing, arts and culture. As Head of Marketing for Culture at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, she oversaw a marcomms strategy for the London 2012 Festival which delivered record breaking audiences of over 19m. Claire also has extensive experience in multi-channel marketing from her time as Head of Marketing for Eurostar and in engaging with youth audiences across digital platforms. She is passionate about engaging new audiences with the arts.

Angela Hughes

Communications Manager

Angela has worked within the creative sector throughout her career, promoting theatre, opera, dance and film and moving image. She worked in PR, communications and marketing in regional theatre before joining Birmingham Royal Ballet where she was responsible for delivering the Company's national and international media and PR. From here, Angela moved on to the film education sector managing the communications and producing the annual Award ceremony for First Light which later became Into Film. Having worked on many arts projects that have provided enriching and transformative experiences for those involved, she is excited by the way in which digital technologies can improve access to the arts.