Luke Hones, Executive Director of Artists' Television Access
LUKE MATTHEW HONES has pursued a career highlighted by innovation in response to the many challenges facing media arts organizations. In ten years at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in San Francisco, he developed a model video preservation program and closed-captioning center, attracting funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Toshiba and NEC. His initiative to train dance performers to create their own documentation or include video in their work led to the creation of a consortium of arts groups funded by the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance. Other concrete achievements include overseeing the technical installation of BAVC into a new, accessible, state-of-the-art facility in 1996, developing a plan for BAVC to serve as Executive Producer on projects for noncommercial clients, and initiating Joblink, a city-funded program to train limited-income people for careers in the multimedia field. In 1999 he became the Executive Director of Artists' Television Access (ATA), a volunteer-run media arts center located in the heart of San Francisco's burgeoning Mission District. At ATA he has focused on fundraising, improving the organization's financial health and technical infrastructure and hiring staff. He has moderated panels at Media industry, Media arts and Arts Conservation conferences. He is a consultant with media art centers in the U.S. and writes frequently for DV Magazine.