Our combined experience within the Digital, Education, Arts and new Media, ideally equip us to advise and support digital strategies for your organisation.

Jon Pratty

Chair: Brighton Digital Festival.

Creative Producer: Ideas Test

Digital Envoy: Kent Connects

I initiated, developed and won management [and funding] backing for Brighton Digital Festival, taking strategic funds intended for a simple digital arts seminar and turning them into seed-funding for a month-long digital season. Now a major success, the Festival has grown from a pilot in 2011 to over 150 events in 2014.

I conceived, fundraised for, and helped develop four ACE strategic projects during 2012/13. 1) Streaming Out live streaming seminar series, delivered regionally by Lighthouse; 2) an Ideas Camps programme, run by Blast Theory 3) Short Circuit digital accessibility hack weekends, delivered by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent 4) Culture Kent Pathfinder project, with Year One Consulting, an open data culture/tourism project [on-going].

Donna Comerford

Education Coordinator: Brighton Digital Festival

School Liaison Manager: Artswork Ltd

Advisory Board Member: Tech Hub Eastleigh

Supporting delivery of education commissions for the Brighton Digital Festival (BDF). Creating and maintaining relationships between schools, colleges, community groups and BDF. Publicising the digital learning programme for 2014 & 2015. Supporting event producers during the festival. Creator and producer of TeKno Kids conference hosted, presented and attended by young digital creatives. Creating a social media buzz around the BDF Education Commissions, by creating, retweeting and linking (events and event producers) social media before, during and after events.

Middle management duties in addition to full teaching workload. Created new creative computing curriculum including external visitors; International artist David Blandy and Isilda Almeda Harvey, East Sussex Records Office at The Keep. Carried out work experience visits to companies hosting year 10 & Year 11 students. Panelist on Guardian Teacher Network live chat. Creative and enthusiastic classroom practitioner.  Working on collaborative projects with creative industry professionals, other schools and community organizations.