Mark Hildred is the Creative Director of Apollo Creative based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, a company that specialises in producing innovative technology for interactive environments. He has been involved with a wide range of arts projects involving interactive technology for the past ten years. Many of these have involved working with groups of young people, specifically those with disabilities.
Mark was Chair of the SightSonic Special Needs Group for four years and a core member of the Steering group, helping shape the progression of the festival and establish a strong educational program. This work included three national conferences on Creative Technology and Disability, an interactive digital playground and hands-on water fountains. In 2004 he joined the York Renaissance Group and over the following two years helped select a number of artistic interventions to invigorate the City culminating in the Illuminating York event.
The following section has more detail about the role that Mark played in the project: