Chris Holtom

Chris holds the post of CIRIC Funding Development Manager, where he is responsible for developing and implementing a range of projects, including fostering partnerships with national and international organisations.

Chris has more than 10 years’ experience of working directly on a number of externally funded projects. This includes working as the Project Manager on ACT, an Ireland Wales INTERREG project that enabled businesses to successfully develop online marketing strategies. His role involved managing staff and finances, preparing reports and liaising with funders and presenting to government ministers from both Wales and Ireland. ACT supported more than 300 businesses across Ireland and Wales and delivered on all output targets.

Chris has also managed Moving Image Wales (MIW), a Welsh Government and EU funded project that supported the development of new IP project proposals from the Welsh media industry. His role involved managing staff and finances, preparing reports and liaising with funders. MIW conducted more than 25 R&D projects and helped secure more than £1.5m of new investment in to the Welsh economy. Chris also co-developed the subsequent MIW2 project.

As an artist, Chris has also widely exhibited a range of video and audio works. In 2015 Chris exhibited a major body of new work at the Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, China. This followed a British Council funded residency held at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing. In addition Chris has shown in numerous other international events and exhibitions across Europe, Australasia and the USA, with examples including the International Symposium of Electronic Art and the International Media Arts Biennale. Chris has also received an Artists Development Grant from The Arts Council England.

Chris holds a 1st Class BA Hons degree in Interactive Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Electronic and Temporal Art from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Email: chris.holtom@uwtsd.ac.uk