About the event
In advance of the publication of their AHRC research into the likely long-term impact of the arts sector’s digital activity under lockdown, Richard Misek and team join The Space for the second of two online discussions around their findings.
In this webinar, our speakers will explore the topic of hybridisation, and how even after two years of experimentation by the entire arts sector, a sense of best practice remains elusive to many. Building on this, we’ll hear about teams who have been developing individual approaches that work for them, and for their audiences, and ask what makes an effective hybrid project.
Dr Jenny Kidd
Dr. Jenny Kidd is Reader in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University. Jenny researches alongside cultural institutions – particularly museums – and has published extensively on their uses of digital media. She wrote Museums in the New Mediascape (2014) and more recently, Critical Encounters with Immersive Storytelling (2019). She is a CoInvestigator on the AHRC’s Policy and Evidence Centre for the Creative Industries, for whom she has written a number of reports; one on immersive media, one on museums’ digital work during the pandemic, and another (forthcoming) on their uses of social media. She was also a CoInvestigator on the Centre for Cultural Value’s Covid-19 response project, which recently published its final report ‘Culture in Crisis’.
Dan is Co-Director of Birmingham Design, a creative network supporting designers living and working in Birmingham. Birmingham Design also hosts the renowned Birmingham Design Festival, held annually across the city every June. Birmingham Design has had to adapt swiftly to lockdown conditions and the challenges that they presented to ‘in person’ experiences. As a member of The Space’s strategic mentoring network, he has helped a range of individual arts organisations to explore how to enable audience interactivity online, and how to ensure that offerings are accessible to all.
In addition to his role at Birmingham Design, Dan is a Developer and Designer with extensive experience working with arts organisations to improve their profile and build audiences by focusing on the online audience experience. Clients have included Royal Academy of Arts, The British Council, Bristol Beacon, American Repertory Theatre, Kiln Theatre and Norwich Theatre.
Richard Misek is a mediamaker and academic, whose work explores the interstices between film, the creative arts, and streaming media. He is currently leading a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council project entitled 'Widening access to arts and culture through streaming video', in collaboration with Arts Council England and The Space, the results of which have been widely reported in media outlets including the BBC and The Guardian. He is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Kent and Associate Professor in Film and Media Arts at the University of Bergen.
The event will be BSL interpreted and there will be a live captioner throughout.