Who we are
Director, Creative Europe Desk UK
Agnieszka Moody is the Director of Creative Europe Desk UK. She is based at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London.
Previously the director of MEDIA Desk UK, Agnieszka has helped over 400 British companies to secure funding for their projects from the EU and also organised a range of industry events and conferences promoting international cooperation.
A graduate of the Film Production Department of the renowned Polish National Film and Television School in Lodz, she has worked on several feature films including Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.
MEDIA Officer, Creative Europe Desk UK – Scotland
Based at the Creative Scotland office in Edinburgh, Alberto is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme in Scotland.
Born in Spain, Alberto holds a degree in Journalism and postgraduate studies in European Politics and Cultural Policy, specialising in the Creative Europe programme. Prior to this role, Alberto worked for Scottish Government communications and Iberodocs Documentary Festival. Alberto is a film programmer at Cinemaattic collective, an organisation that specialises in pop up film screenings, underground events and retrospectives of Spanish and Latin American cinema in the UK. A short-film advocate, he is a film consultant for a range of festivals and helps organise CICAE's Art + Cinema = Action Management seminar in the context of Venice Biennale.
Get in touch with Alberto if you are an audiovisiual professional based in Scotland with questions about Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme.
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Manager, MEDIA, Creative Europe Desk UK – England
Francesca Walker is based at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London and responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme within England.
Prior to this role, Francesca spent two years co-ordinating a range of industry programming initiatives at the Toronto International Film Festival and worked as a filming advisor at Film London, facilitating international productions by maintaining relationships with popular filming locations across the capital.
Get in touch with Francesca if you are an audiovisiual professional based in England with questions about Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme.
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Head of Culture – England and Culture Advisor, UK
Isabel Moura Mendes is Head of Culture of Creative Europe Desk UK – England, and Culture Advisor for the UK, and is based at the British Council in Edinburgh.
Isabel is a multilingual Portuguese-Cape Verdean international arts project manager, with a with a strong practice in international cultural relations, artistic exchange and African film curation. Since 2016, she has acted as Arts Partnership Manager with the British Council Scotland Arts team in Edinburgh, alongside her independent practice. Isabel recently completed a 15-month secondment with the British Council Film team, as Film Programme Manager. She has worked collaboratively and taken a leading role in building cross-arts partnerships and brokering transnational links within the sphere of high-level stakeholders, cultural policy leaders, arts institutions and independent practitioners, across the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Isabel is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Cape Verdean creole and French
Contact Isabel for strategy and policy queries regarding Creative Europe's Culture sub-programme; Creative Europe's impacts and advocacy; UK and European networks related to arts, culture or heritage; Brexit-related queries and questions around European cultural policy.
MEDIA Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK – Wales
Judy Wasdell is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme within Wales. She is MEDIA Manager at Creative Europe Desk UK - Wales, part of the Welsh Government’s Creative Industries Sector.
Judy began her career working in film distribution for United International Pictures before taking up a role with Richard Attenborough Productions where she remained for nearly 20 years as production associate and post-production supervisor. After working for Alan Yentob (Director of Drama, Entertainment, Children’s, BBC Film and Talent) at the BBC, Judy joined MEDIA Antenna Wales in 2009.
Get in touch with Judy if you are an audiovisiual professional based in Wales with questions about Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme.
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Culture Officer, Creative Europe Desk UK – Scotland
Kate Deans is based at Creative Scotland in Edinburgh and is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme within Scotland. Originally from the Orkney Islands, she is keen to support the creative and cultural sector across the whole of Scotland and strengthen their European relationships by raising awareness of Creative Europe.
Kate has worked within a variety of roles in event delivery, fundraising and programming, and has worked for a number of Edinburgh’s festivals. She also worked as Programme Coordinator on the Momentum programme, a cultural diplomacy partnership between British Council, Creative Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh in 2012 and 2013. She speaks several languages (English, French, German, Norwegian and some Spanish and Arabic), and has lived and worked in Germany and Brussels, where she was a trainee within the Directorate-General for Communications at the European Parliament.
Get in touch with Kate if you are an arts, culture, publishing or heritage professional based in Scotland with questions about Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme, including Cooperation Projects.
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Culture Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK – Wales
Katie is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme in Wales. She works three days a week as Culture Manager at Creative Europe Desk UK - Wales, which is hosted by the Welsh Government’s Creative Industries Sector.
Having worked across a number of public sector organisations, she has extensive experience of providing funding advice and information and support to applicants across Wales. She has been at the Arts Council of Wales for six years with split roles as Funding Coordinator and Business Support Officer. Katie continues to work part time at the Arts Council for the Lottery Capital Programme. Providing advice and guidance to a number of arts and creative organisations across Wales from application through to post funding support to projects on the ground, to ensure arts organisations have the best facilities to enable them to fulfil their potential, increase their resilience, and support the highest quality Arts and Creativity in Wales.
Get in touch with Katie if you are an arts, culture, publishingor heritage professional based in Wales with questions about Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme, including Cooperation Projects.
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Marketing and Communications Manager
Megan James is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Creative Europe Desk UK. She is based between the British Council and British Film Institute in London. She is responsible for communicating the role and activities of Creative Europe Desk UK, including through the website, social media platforms and newsletters.
Megan joined from Curzon Cinemas where she worked as Marketing Manager across areas such as audience development and video on demand. Prior to this she was based at online learning company Futurelearn, managing comms for 80 partners including the British Council and the BFI. She has a Masters in Cultural Management and previous experience in arts marketing, education and publishing sectors.
Contact Megan James for questions related to Creative Europe Desk UK's website, publications, promotional resources, press, key messaging, social media and high-profile events.
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Manager, MEDIA and Culture - NI
Rosie has been working within education in the British Council for the last 3 years on student mobility programmes and in international education development.
Prior to joining the British Council she worked in a variety of roles in project management, event delivery and fundraising across a wide range of art forms and organisations in Northern Ireland such as for Culture Night, the Belfast Festival and Craft NI. Rosie co-founded the documentary film organisation, Second Chance Cinema, who screen new and archive films in Belfast and collaborate with other organisations to develop documentary programmes.
She holds an MA in the Cultural and Creative Industries.
Get in touch with Rosie if you're a Northern Ireland-based organisation with queries about the Creative Europe MEDIA or Culture sub-programmes (for audiovisual, arts, culture, heritiage and publishing professionals).
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Culture Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK – England
Sarah is the Culture Manager for Creative Europe Desk - England and is based in the British Council Manchester office.
She is responsible for arranging information seminars and events throughout England, and supporting English cultural organisations wishing to apply for Creative Europe funding. Get in touch with Sarah if you are an arts, culture, publishing or heritage professional based in England with questions about Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme, including Cooperation Projects.
Sarah studied Mandarin, living in China and Japan before working as a private client lawyer in London. After a Masters in Contemporary Fine Art, she built a solo and collaborative artistic practice, focussing on video, performance and print, working on artistic cultural exchange with partners across Europe. She has also worked as a project manager over the last few years for arts organisations and visual arts projects based in the UK and Europe.
Contact Sarah if you have general enquiries about the Creative Europe Culture sub-programme and events in England.
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