One of the formative events in my career has been my involvement in the Darklight Festival (1999-). As one of the founders I helped Darklight become an exciting and community platform for the showcasing of indi work. Darklight would be called a maker festival today as it was for creatives by creatives. I was involved with all aspects of the running and organisation, till 2007 when I took a step back from the event organisation and moved to a more advisory role on the Board of Directors (while still helping out on the digital brand assets). The Darklight remit was in providing a screening platform for new work, art exhibitions, workshops, network opportunities, running a national and international touring programme plus producing a biannual symposium.
An amazing community, and an amazing journey!