Tony Guillan

Arts Producer / Curator / Writer (United Kingdom)

An award-winning producer, arts programmer and (aspiring!) writer, Tony works with creative people and organisations on projects spanning visual art, performance, film and digital media. He is particularly interested in socially engaged practices and work that explores the impact of globalisation on society and culture.

Tony was Senior Producer of Public Engagement & Learning at Imperial War Museums (2017-18), working at IWM’s five sites in London, Manchester and Cambridgeshire to develop live artistic and educational programming about past and current conflict, including I Swear to Tell the Truth by Anagram, an interactive audio documentary about the manipulation of truth in the Syria conflict. 

In 2017 he collaborated with The Playhouse Theatre in Derry/Londonderry on Playcraft Life, the world’s first play performed live inside the video game Minecraft, reaching over three quarters of a million young people world-wide to date. 

From its inception in 2013 until 2016, Tony managed Tate gallery's flagship digital commission the IK Prize, co-producing world-first museum projects including After Dark (2014), a project that saw global audiences tour the museum at night via camera-equipped robots; Tate Sensorium (2015), an immersive multimedia exhibition allowing visitors to experience artworks through smell, sound, taste and touch; and Re-Cognition (2016), an artificial intelligence program that compared the visual characteristics of artworks with those of photojournalism in up-to-the-minute news.

He is currently working with the Canal & River Trust to develop Hinterlands, a new national arts programme that aims to transform places and enrich lives by supporting community-led, socially engaged arts projects along the UK’s historic canal and river network. 

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