Aradhna Tayal

Aradhna_Tayal_pic_2Producer – Project Manager – Consultant

Film – Media – Arts – Broadcasting

Technology – Events – Digital – Diversity

Aradhna is an award-winning film and events producer and project manager with extensive experience in media, broadcasting and digital media. She is passionate about the arts and founded Clockhouse Media to help arts organisations build and embed digital strategy and engagement into their core vision and company values. Under her production company, Clockhouse Films, she produces highly acclaimed short and feature films.

Founder and director of the BBC Shorts Film Festival, hosted by BBC Radio 4’s Francine Stock, Aradhna has guest-curated film programmes for a number of international festivals including the Festival of British Cinema, Hay-on-Wye. She has spearheaded a number of high-profile media industry initiatives, including the BBC and Creative Skillset U.K. training event, FastTrain, and led teams at the BBC, Sky, Virgin Media and Atos to launch six national television channels for coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Prior to this she spent several years working for the BBC Academy producing and presented digital media for online training and corporate use and, as a broadcast technology trainer, devised and delivered training courses to BBC staff on new digital workflows in purpose-built broadcast centres across the country.

She worked with BBC Archives to shape and deliver their mid-long term technology strategy and managed their project and product portfolio. She was Head of Industry for FRAME: the London dance film festival, presented by BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, and produced the What Next? National Event, working with the Young Vic, Sadler’s Wells, the Royal Opera House, HOME Manchester and Battersea Arts Centre, amongst other top influential arts organisations in the UK.

She is director of Radio TechCon, the UK’s radio and audio broadcast technology conference, and is currently producing the XXIII Congress of the Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers in London and Kent.

Aradhna is a trustee of The Radio Academy, a board director of the renowned theatre company Out of Joint and committee member for the Royal Television Society, London.