Roger McKinley is Research and Innovation Manager at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool. He trained in Graphic Design and Combined Arts in Preston, Manchester and Belfast and has exhibited widely across the UK as an artist. He has experience running and developing creative content through being co-founder and current Executive Producer of Corridor8 - an art and literature print publication dedicated to the Northern region of England - and previously as Director of the Variable-D Gallery, a multi-platform creative technology commissioning space for artists.
He has a strategic developmental role within FACT, with the aim of finding new and engaging ways for FACT to forge business, creative and intellectual links with the wider creative community including FE and HE establishments and to embed emerging research themes in the cultural sphere at the core of FACT's artistic programme and strategic development. He is currently the lead project manager of the recently launched national arts video sharing platform artplayer.tv