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|New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Mark Ball|
Mark Ball is Creative Director of Manchester International Festival (MIF), where he is responsible for leading the artistic programme for The Factory, MIF’s new large scale venue for arts and culture scheduled to open in 2021. From April 2009 to June 2017 he was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), one of Europe’s leading arts festivals. Previous roles include Head of Events and Exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Fierce!. Mark Ball has been named the Institute of Director's (IoD) Young Director of the Year and was made a Clore Fellow in 2006/2007. He also holds posts at a number of arts and cultural organisations, including Chair of artsdepot and is an Advisory Board Member of the Science and Industry Museum.