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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

Fiona took up the role of Creative Director and Chief Executive of the Space in January 2016.

Over the last 3 years The Space has commissioned over 200 digital projects from arts organisations around the UK, and worked with over 400 organisations helping them explore, develop and evolve their digital strategies. Fiona is a music and arts producer with over 25 years’ experience producing and commissioning programmes. She has worked in the UK indie sector for most of her career but spent 6 years working in BBC Music.  She has produced 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 currently Chair of The Cornwall Museums Partnership.

John White

Chief Operating Officer

John has overall responsibility for the operational delivery of The Space’s programmes. Since 2013, he has managed the process of commissioning over 200 digital projects from UK arts and cultural organisations and overseen training programmes and the provision of online learning materials. John has 20 years’ experience as a digital consultant, advising Arts Council England, the BBC and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, amongst others. He has led and contributed to a number of policy initiatives in the DCMS’s Culture is Digital programme. John was previously Managing Director of Amuzo, a BAFTA-nominated, multi-award winning games agency, where he ran a digital team delivering games for clients including LEGO, CBBC, Disney and Warner Bros. Prior to this, John was Commercial Director and digital consultant at marketing agency, VLP, where he set up its interactive division, working with clients including the Radio Authority, Railtrack and the Richard Rogers Partnership.

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...

Rob Lindsay

Digital Producer

Rob Lindsay is a Digital Producer and Social Marketer, who specialises in helping arts organisations use digital media to engage meaningfully with new and developing audiences. Having worked in arts and broadcast for over fifteen years, Rob focuses on audience responses, and how social videos have to behave differently to other media.

Claire Hutchinson

Head of Communications and Learning

Claire is responsible for corporate communications and the learning programme at The Space, including our workshops and online resources. Claire is experienced in working with partners including Culture24, the Audience Agency and Unlimited to deliver insightful and mutually beneficial initiatives, in addition to providing consultancy to arts and cultural organisations on digital and strategic planning.
 Claire’s background is in brand development, strategic marketing and corporate communications. She was formerly Head of Marketing for Culture at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, overseeing a marketing strategy for the London 2012 Festival which delivered record breaking audiences of over 19m, and working in partnership with over 200 UK arts and cultural organisations on integrated campaigns. Previously she was Head of Marketing at Eurostar, Project Director at global youth programme One Young World, Director of Marketing and Digital at youth charity VInspired...

Sarah Fortescue

Head of Distribution

Sarah specialises in distribution, working within the broadcast and digital sectors. Her previous experience at the international theatre company Cheek by Jowl involved establishing national partnerships for their inaugural live-to-digital work in 2015, a Russian-language Measure for Measure, as well as a successful international campaign for their multi-language livestream of The Winter’s Tale.

Working as an associate for The Space, her projects included balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin, Candoco’s award-winning Unspoken Spoken, and Corey Baker’s Antarctica: The First Dance. Her projects have featured on the BBC, Channel 4, The Guardian, UpWorthy and Buzzfeed. Since taking on the role of Head of Distribution, Sarah has worked with commissioned organisations to take work into cinemas, worked with broadcast platforms including Sky Arts and the BBC, and has forged new relationships with digital platforms such as Twitter and Google Arts and Culture.

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.

Joe Bell

Digital Producer

Joe has a background in creative digital production with a particular interest in immersive media and the development of audiences for digital experiences. He has produced a range of innovative and award-winning digital projects, many during his seven years at the BBC, including working for its content innovation unit. In his role as Head of Audiences at The Space he has supported more than 50 arts and heritage organisations to develop and produce a range of audience-focused digital projects. He has also worked on the ‘Global Values: Where Do You Fit?’ quiz experience for BBC Tomorrow’s World and the highly successful Dan Snow-fronted ‘Passchendaele 100’ and ‘Cambrai 100’ campaigns for the Royal British Legion.

Katie Connolly

Digital Producer

Katie is a Digital Producer, Trainer and Mentor who has worked with creatives and creative organisations across the UK to produce digital work that focuses on new platforms and takes advantage of new distribution opportunities.

She has worked in a range of strategic and digital management roles in the public, charity and academic sector, including all of BBC’s major youth brands, Youth Sport Trust and University of Birmingham.

Katie was an early member of the BBC’s Digital Guerrillas innovation group, a team of specialists developing digital content for BBC TV, Radio and Digital, with a focus on young and diverse audiences. While there, she worked with digital partners including Radio 1, CBBC and BBC Three, before being asked to join the BBC Three team full-time.