Nigel Hinds was until November 2019 Executive Producer for 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. Set up by the UK government to mark the First World War centenary, over five years 14-18 NOW created 107 arts projects across the UK engaging 35 million people with the heritage of the First World War. Nigel oversaw key projects including Artangel’s Spectra in August 2014, the UK tour of the ceramic poppies sculptures Wave and Weeping Window, and Artichoke’s PROCESSIONS in June 2018. He was one of six artistic advisors to the Director, and led on the organisation’s governance, finance, operations, and administration.
Before this Nigel was a senior member of the LOCOG Culture team working on the Cultural Olympiad; while there he was responsible for the London 2012 Festival over half the UK, as part of which he oversaw large-scale collaborative projects such as Unlimited and the World Shakespeare Festival, and the commissioning of major free outdoor events including in London One Extraordinary Day by Streb Extreme Action, BT River of Music and Piccadilly Circus Circus.
Nigel’s other past roles include interim Executive Producer of LIFT, Executive Director of The Place, and Arts Programming Director of Sadler’s Wells. He has particular skills in venue and festival management, curating artistic programmes, overseeing commissioning of new artworks and leading organisations.
Among his voluntary commitments Nigel was Chair of the board of Stratford Circus Arts Centre up to September 2019. He holds a Certificate in Process Consultancy from the Tavistock Consultancy, and was awarded OBE in the Birthday Honours List 2019.