Brighton training symposium

Tuesday 17th January 2012

Brighton Dome

From 10.00       Arrival

10.30 – 10.35    Introduction

10.35 – 12.30    The Opportunities and Benefits of International Touring

A conversation between guest speakers who include Tim Crouch, Andrew Jones and Gary Hills chaired by Andrew Comben, followed by a Q&A Session.

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch (not provided by caravan)

13.3014.30    Breakout session 1 – detail of sessions below

14.30 – 15.30    Breakout session 2 – detail of sessions below

British Council: Andrew Jones from the British Council’s Drama & Dance team will give a general   overview of the organisation’s working methods, outline ways that artists can engage with its programmes and offer general advice relating to the international performing arts constituency.

Arts Council England:  A chance to hear about ACE’s policy on international working and how Grants for the Arts can support it.  This session will be led by Jenny Roberts and Richard Kingdom, Theatre Relationship Managers.

Brighton and Hove City Council:  Think Local – How your local authority may be able to help your creative and cultural business.
Using Brighton and Hove as an example, this session will explore how a range of local authority services may be able to help develop your business and creative ambitions so that you know what help is on offer and how to access this and plan your approach. It’s also your opportunity to tell us how we can improve these services to you. The session will be led by Donna Close, Arts & Cultural Projects Manager and Rob Dawson, Economic Development Officer.

UK Trade and Investment:  A session on UK Trade & Investment, the government’s export advice and assistance service, and how they can support performing arts companies to enter overseas markets.  This session will be led by Roger Figg, Sector Advisor for the Creative Industries.

Visiting Arts, the UK Cultural Contact Point: A chance to hear about the EU Culture programme which mainly supports arts, culture and heritage projects jointly developed by at least three organisations in three different European countries (and South Africa, Canada and Australia in the next two years). See for more information.  This session will be led by Christoph Jankowski.

ITC: Jackie Elliman, Legal and Industrial Relations Manager at the Independent Theatre Council, will lead a session on that legal basics that you need to know about – whether you are working in the UK or overseas.

15.30 – 16.00    Tea Break

16.00 – 17.30    Networking tea and cake.  One-to-one sessions led by British Council, Arts Council England, UK Trade & Investment, ITC, Visiting Arts, UK Cultural Contact Point, Brighton & Hove City Council and caravan.