Eckhard Thiemann is interim Producer for The Space (www.thespace.org) the new commissioning platform for digital art. He is also Artistic Director of Shubbak, the London-wide festival of contemporary Arab culture and Programming Associate – Dance for The Lowry. He was a producer for the London 2012 Festival and curated the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2011. He programmed the opening season of Pavilion Dance and the conference Digital Futures in Dance. He produced African Crossroads for Dance Umbrella, was artistic director of Woking Dance Festival, and Year Of The Artist coordinator for South East Arts.