Since 2019, Nicola has been the Director/CEO of FACT Liverpool, responsible for artistic and executive leadership of this major UK arts centre and cinema.
FACT is a leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art that embraces new technology and explores digital culture. FACT’s mission is to enrich lives and shape the future through film, art and creative technology.
FACT’s award-winning building in Liverpool, which opened in 2003, has three large art galleries, three cinemas, a media and events space, a lab for talent development, research and learning, a café and a bar. FACT believes that by providing spaces for people, art and technology to meet, we can nurture and develop innovative minds, inspire creativity, support emergent talent and transform people’s lives.
Nurturing artistic practice is central to FACT’s mission. Each year, we support, commission and work with dozens of artists, offering career-enhancing opportunities to develop and show new work and to collaborate and engage with scientists, technologists, radical thinkers and Liverpool communities to create new art and explore ideas. Our Learning programme offers deep participatory engagements for young people and adults from Liverpool city region, providing pathways into our talent development programme.