Mike is a senior creative leader with over 30 years’ experience of producing innovative projects internationally and in the UK. From institutional management, strategic planning, program development through to curating he has an international reputation.
For 12 years he was the Director/CEO of FACT, Liverpool, jointly appointed as Professor of Art, Media and Curating by LJMU, 4 years, Head of Program for ACMI, (Australian Centre of Moving Image), Melbourne & 3 years Senior Research Fellow, Visual Research Centre, Dundee University.
He has initiated and overseen Festivals such as: ArtBomb, ROOT & Abandon Normal Devices, led public facing programs such as FACTlab, European Media Art Residency Exchange and Doncaster Creates. Advised: Jikji International Festival, Cheoungjiu, South Korea, Digital Revolution, Barbican, London, European Capital of Culture 2008 and UK City of Culture Hull, Banff Art Centre, Canada, The National Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan and Creative Capital, USA.
Mike has commissioned and produced over 350 programmes including exhibitions: White Noise, Stanley Kubrick, A life in Pictures and Pixar for ACMI, Melbourne, Nam June Paik retrospective with Tate Liverpool and Kunst Palace, Dusseldorf. Produced: Random Acts, Channel 4, Liverpool Biennales and giant murals for Doncaster. He is a mentor to many artists and curators.
Encompassing a broad range of arts & media practice, internationally, Stubbs is an award-winning moving image artist in his own right, showing at the Tate, Baltic, BBC, Channel 4, and museums around the world. Current research subjects include art in the public realm, ecology, town centre re-generation, deep time and work.
He has won more than a dozen major international awards, including Barbara London Prize, Echigo Tsumari Trienalle. He is Honorary Professor at Liverpool University & UTS, Sydney, made FRSA and awarded a Fleck Fellowship, Banff, Canada in 2002.