Jamie Wyld set up This is Wyld in 2013 in order to establish an agency that could respond rapidly to needs within the cultural sector, while also being strategic and able to work with clients over the long-term.
He is Director of videoclub, an artists’ moving image platform, showing and touring film and video nationally and internationally. videoclub works with various partners, including Film London, Videotage (Hong Kong), Seattle International Film Festival, Nottingham Contemporary, FACT (Liverpool) and the Whitechapel Gallery. Showing work by artists such as Jordan Baseman, Naheed Raza, Uriel Orlow, Laure Prouvost and Michael Robinson. videoclub was founded by Jamie Wyld, Ben Rivers and Laura Mousavi in 2005. In 2020, videoclub launched Vital Capacities, a purpose-built, accessible digital residency space for artists to explore ideas while sharing with audiences.
He is also a Director of creative collective The Nimbus Group, which works with digital media to create experiences. Their first app, 0-1, an app that believes it is a god, has been swept up internationally. The Nimbus Project, their second project, is a collaboration with Chris Watson, to create a sound art app, to take listeners to impossible places to augment daily life. In 2016, they delivered Giddy Brighton, a Brighton Festival commission, which brings together stories of teenagers from the 1940s-60s in an app and website. In 2020-21, Nimbus produced Crucible, a commission by Brighton & Sussex University Hospital’s Trust about the history of Royal Sussex County Hospital, which includes a new commission by artist Daniel Locke.
Between 2008 and 2013, Jamie was Programme Curator and interim CEO at Lighthouse in Brighton. As curator he produced and delivered over 20 exhibitions at Lighthouse’s venue and offsite, working with artists such as Laure Prouvost, Malcolm Le Grice, Mariele Neudecker and Lynette Wallworth. He was a contributing curator to Brighton Digital Festival 2011-13, working with artists, filmmakers and technologists such as Semiconductor, David Blandy, Aral Balkan and Time’s Up!
He programmed Lighthouse’s education and learning programme for four years, establishing long-term projects such as Art at Work (a two-year art and media programme for two academies in Brighton & Hove) and Past Present, the latter resulting in a nomination for an innovation award from Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. He also did fundraising work for Lighthouse, including gaining core funding from Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Brighton & Hove City Council. Plus programme funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and others.
Prior to joining Lighthouse, Jamie worked as Digital Arts Programmer at Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, running the Digital Space programme, working with artists such as Vicki Bennett, Thomson and Craighead, and boredomresearch. He also produced and delivered the Single Shot, Sheffield programme with Film and Video Umbrella, an 18 venue month-long show, including Site Gallery, Showroom and Workstation, University of Sheffield, plus bars, clubs, libraries and BBC Big Screen.
During 2003-07, Jamie worked for Arts Council England, developing and supporting artists and organisations, strategic development, and assessing grant applications. He was responsible for portfolios of organisations which included Gasworks Gallery, ACME Studios, Impressions Gallery, Artquest and Film and Video Umbrella.