'Message from the Unseen World', UVA in collaboration with Nick Drake, commissioned by British Land curated by Futurecity, 2016. Photo: Ron Bambridge
'Message from the Unseen World', UVA in collaboration with Nick Drake, commissioned by British Land curated by Futurecity, 2016. Photo: Ron Bambridge


13 July 2017

As Lighthouse enters its next dynamic phase of development we are delighted to announce the appointment of Alli Beddoes as the new Artistic Director and CEO, and an exciting move for our current Executive Director, Miriam Randall, who is to take up the new post of Executive Director at Watershed.

Alli Beddoes – New Lighthouse Artistic Director and CEO

Currently Head of Arts and Commissioning at Futurecity, Alli will join Lighthouse in July 2017. Alli has more than 15 years of experience working with leading contemporary artists such as Ryan Gander, teamLab and UVA, and in commissioning and producing art and architecture in the public realm. Most recently she lead the first phase production of The Illuminated River, a permanent artwork of unprecedented scale, to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames.

Miriam Randall – Joins Watershed as new Executive Director

Miriam will join the Bristol-based cultural cinema and digital creativity centre, Watershed, in August 2017, as it embarks on a major phase of expansion. She leaves Lighthouse after 10 years, in which time she has driven the organisation forward through a striking period of growth, developing the team and the business to support increasingly ambitious projects and partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.

Read Watershed’s announcement

In our new executive structure, current Senior Producer, Emily Kyriakides, is appointed Executive Director, to grow and sustain the business, and executive produce key projects. Emily has led numerous flagship programmes at Lighthouse, including Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading film mentoring scheme, and the multi-award winning BFI Shorts. Emma Wickham, current General Manager, is appointed as Lighthouse Head of Operations, to lead venue and commercial development.

Antony Mayfield, Chair of Lighthouse Board of Trustees, says:
“I’m thrilled with the appointment of Alli Beddoes. She will continue Lighthouse’s exploration and support of digital and contemporary culture, and promises to bring fresh energy and vision to our work.

“Her experience and commitment to developing the talents of artists, programmers and curators is impressive and hugely welcomed by the board and the team at Lighthouse.

“We’re sad to say goodbye to Miriam – she has achieved so much for Lighthouse in the last decade as it has become a force for progress in digital culture. She leaves with our huge thanks and congratulations on her new leadership role. The fact that she’s going to Watershed, an organisation that has inspired Lighthouse, is utterly apt."

Alli Beddoes says: “I am extremely excited to be joining Lighthouse and its talented team. Lighthouse has a strong international reputation and I look forward to developing this further by commissioning new work and supporting creative practice through an ambitious programme that crosses boundaries and disciplines.”

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