Honor Harger (left) with Semiconductor at the launch of Solar Systems, 31st August 2011
Honor Harger (left) with Semiconductor at the launch of Solar Systems, 31st August 2011

Honor Harger To Take New International Position


20 December 2013

We announce that our award-winning Artistic Director, Honor Harger, is to be moving on to pastures new early next year.

Honor Harger, photo by Roberta Mataityte
Honor Harger, photo by Roberta Mataityte

Honor Harger will take up a new position as Executive Director of a major international venue in early 2014.

Honor leaves the organisation in a strong position for its next stage of development. During her four-year tenure, Lighthouse has grown in ambition, profile and reach, presenting shows from groundbreaking artists such as Trevor Paglen, David Blandy and Timo Arnall; commissioning new work from the likes of James Bridle, Semiconductor and The Otolith Group and supporting the creation of Brighton Digital Festival, which is helping make Brighton one of the fastest growing and most successful digital hubs in the country. During this time, Lighthouse also began a major partnership with the British Film Institute to manage its BFI shorts programme, and to co-manage Film Hub South East.

Honor herself was recently named one of the most influential and innovative people working in the arts, culture and the creative industries by the Guardian and Hospital Club.

Anthony Lilley, Chair says: “Whilst I, the team and the trustees are sad to see her go, Honor’s new position will be an incredible opportunity and we wish her very well. Her time at Lighthouse has been truly transformational and seen the organisation expand its reach and impact enormously. We are proud of her commitment and leadership and the work of the team and she leaves with our enormous gratitude. If “the only way to predict the future is to build it”, we look forward to what happens next.”

Honor Harger says: “The past four years have been hugely rewarding and enjoyable, and leaving Lighthouse has been a very difficult decision to make. There has never been a more important time to illustrate how technology is changing society. Lighthouse’s role in showing how artists, filmmakers and creative practitioners do that is pivotal in today’s arts landscape, I look forward to seeing how the organisation continues to lead the national conversation in this area. With such a wonderfully talented and committed team, and a rich and valuable network of partners, Lighthouse has a very bright future.”

Honor will take up her new position early in 2014. Recruitment begins today for a new Artistic Director to co-direct Lighthouse alongside Miriam Randall, Managing Director.

For more details about this role, visit our Opportunities page.

Read the full Press Release.


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