Securing the title of the UK’s first UNESCO City of Media Arts, York is firmly making its mark in the creative community, alongside established northern media powerhouses Manchester and Leeds.
Long considered an underdog, York has some big ambitions. Primarily considered for its heritage and beloved for its history, York is a city determined to also look forward, embracing digital technologies and innovation.
A demonstration of this vision is the creation of the York Mediale, a digital media arts festival to be held 27 September - 6 October 2018.
Bringing together exhibitions, installations, live performance, dance and music, the event will provide a showcase for both leading digital artists and emerging media talent.
Helping ensure that the York Mediale’s funding is properly managed and that the many partnerships and contracts underpinning the event are governed correctly, a Board of Trustees has been appointed.
Comprising professionals from a variety of sectors including accountancy and legal practice, the Board will provide expert support and guidance to the York Mediale, protecting its funds and interest, both now and in the future.
Approached by other members of the Board looking to complete their expert panel, Langleys Employment Lawyer Mini Setty was invited to join, recognised for her specialism in employment law, contracts and governance.
A meticulous and conscientious professional, Mini is looking forward to getting involved in this exciting moment for York’s culture:
“York has a rich and thriving artist society and it’s so exciting to be involved in an initiative that will really bring this to the fore. As well as showing the absolute finest examples of media art, The Mediale will also help strengthen connections in the community, attract more people into the city, and grow local businesses.”
With efforts focused on making the 2018 York Mediale festival a success, both within the media and arts community and as a leading attraction for tourists and the general public, the hope is that the event will return in the years following, having gained a reputation as one of the North’s premier showcases for media talent.