Chas de Swiet
Chas has had a professional career in arts management since 2000 and has worked for a number of organisations including London Disability Arts Forum, Mental Health Media, The Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, Audio Addiction Guy Bar-Amotz, Creative Routes, LOCOG (London 2012), Arts Council England and Core Arts.
He has worked in a variety of roles including General Manager, Head of Operations, Project Manager, Producer and Trustee; there has often been a specialism around disability arts and diversity. Chas most recently worked for Greenwich + Docklands Festivals as a Producer on outdoor arts festivals.
Chas has a parallel career as an artist mainly working with sound and music. His musical progression has been from a classical violinist through to a world music and ambient DJ and then on to playing in bands and producing music for film, dance, theatre and events.
Commissions have come from Caglar Kimyoncu, the Science Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, Drake Music Project, Graeae Theatre Company, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and Rupert Goold.
He has played in many bands with performances at Glastonbury Festival, the Big Green Gathering and the Atomium in Brussels.
In film and digital media, Chas created the film Water, competition short listed at the KynnysKIN06 festival, Helsinki, and was the subject of an Animated Minds short, broadcast on Channel 4. He was the recipient of an Artsadmin digital bursary which resulted in the experimental website nutter.tv. which was exhibited at the John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.