Olivia is Business Development Executive at York Science Park and manages Phase One Business Incubator.
Owen is Managing Director of United by Design.
Clerk & Past Master of the Guild
Chris is a Director of Make It York, Chair of the Board of Pilot Theatre and Visiting Professor at York St John University.
Tom is an ACA Chartered Accountant at Hentons.
Ben is a founder of York Creatives
Past Master of the Guild
Mat is Co-founder and Creative Director at LazenbyBrown.
Make It York Observer.
JAMES AFSHAR DODSON
James is Director of Terra Bytes Pop Up VR.
Patrick is a journalist, author and editor.
Damian is Professor of Sound and Music Computing at the University of York and Director of XR Stories.
Rose is a public speaker, physical and forensic anthropologist,
performance poet and runs Stairwell Books.
Richard is a local tech entrepreneur.
The Guild of Media Arts is managed by the Court.
The Court plans and delivers the programme of work that enables the Guild to achieve its objectives.
Meetings of Guild Officers and Court Members take place every two months and are chaired by the
Master of the Guild. The other Officers of the Guild attending the Court are the Clerk and the
Treasurer. Past Masters are also eligible to serve on the Court as Members. We may sometimes
appoint a Deputy to support the Master. One place on the Court is reserved for a Guild member
currently studying at undergraduate level in York. Make It York is invited to nominate an Observer to
attend the Court. The Administrative Officer may also attend Court meetings.
The Master leads and represents the Guild. The Clerk is the administrator of the Guild. They
coordinate its work and manage communications with other organisations. The Treasurer is
responsible for management of the Guild’s finances. All Court Members contribute their expertise
and time to realise the plans of the Guild, especially through its education work, its events and
professional development activities for members, and the effective communication about the
creative sector to audiences in York, nationally and internationally. The Guild is registered as a
Community Interest Company, number 10826421.
Members of the Guild are eligible to join the Court and may do so by making an application at any
time. Appointments are made by the Court when there is a vacancy. Members may serve for two
years, after which they are eligible for re-appointment. The range of skills and experience
represented on the Court is reviewed every year. Vacancies may also be filled through co-option.