LADA's Programmes Manager, Aaron Wright, has been appointed Artistic Director at the Fierce Festival, Birmingham. He will take up his new post in April 2016.
Aaron joined LADA as Programme Coordinator in 2010, and became Programmes Manager in 2012. During his time at LADA, Aaron has helped transform many aspects of our projects and initiatives, in particular the annual DIY professional development programme, which has significantly grown in scale, impact and reputation due to Aaron's vision, networks and coordination. LADA is delighted that Aaron will continue to work within and support the Live Art sector, though we are of course very sorry that he will be leaving us.
Aaron comments: “After five exhilarating years I can't fully comprehend that I'm actually leaving LADA. There couldn't have possibly been a better place for me to develop my networks, skills and experiences for curating and producing Live Art. LADA has fundamentally shaped my work ethic, and these values will permeate all my future endeavours. As a part of the formidable LADA team I've worked with some of the world's most brilliant artists and I look forward to taking this work forward in Birmingham with Fierce Festival. Thanks for having me, it's been a trip.”
Aaron in many ways is irreplaceable — but we must try! LADA will announce recruitment for new staff in the new year.
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