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Boy Blue Entertainment Emancipation of Expressionism

The state of the sector: arts, audiences and digital, post lockdown

Start Time:
14/10/2020, 10:30am
End Time:
14/10/2020, 12:30pm

About the event

A workshop for UK based arts organisations and cultural stakeholders.

When venues and studios closed down, we saw a mass migration to cultural content online - whether making, distributing or watching. The ability of arts organisations to adapt and reinvent was inspiring: the huge upswing in audience appetite for digital culture was exciting.  However this has led to an ever busier environment that risks poor digital experiences being offered, and artists not reaching their audiences.

While the future for arts and culture is still not clear, The Space team invite you to join other arts practitioners to share learnings and observations from the last few months, and to discuss some of the questions which are core to the sustainability of the sector.

With a mix of discussion and case studies we’ll consider:

  • What are the challenges in distributing arts and culture digitally, and how might we meet those?
  • With digital as an established home for arts and culture, what opportunities are emerging?
  • How can we create experiences that cut through to audiences?
  • What are realistic and viable ambitions?

We’ll be joined by:

Wise Children recently live streamed their musical Romantics Anonymous over 5 nights.  Executive Producer Poppy Keeling joins us to discuss what worked, and what they’ve learned.

Ros Robins, Executive Director of Dance Consortium, whose virtual tour of their master class with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre has set a direction for the future.

Javaad Alipoor. When performances of Javaad’s Rich Kids were cancelled, the company found ways to transition to a powerful digital experience.

Helen Shute CEO/Exec Producer of Rambert will discuss how they company built online platform Rambert Home Studio to connected with audiences, offering content from online classes to podcasts and the recent pay per view performance of Draw From Within.

Contributors from The Space will be:
Fiona Morris, CEO and Creative Director
Sarah Fortescue, Head of Distribution
Natalie Woolman, Development Producer

In association with

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