Salford, Manchester training symposium

Friday 27th January 2012

The Lowry, Salford

From 10.00       Arrival

10.30 – 10.35    Introduction

10.35 – 12.00    The Opportunities and Benefits of International Touring

A conversation between Dr. Peter S Petralia, Qasim Riza Shaheen, Rita Marcalo and Andrew Jones chaired by Gary Hills followed by a Q&A Session.

12.00 – 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.

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 Karen Holden, International Trade Adviser.

EUCLID: Find out about current and future funding and other opportunities from the EU, including an outline of the new Creative Europe programme to be introduced from 2014, and news of the 2012 and 2013 deadlines for projects that link European partners with partners in South Africa, Australia and Canada.  This session will be led by Geoffrey Brown, Director of Euclid, which ran the UK Cultural Contact Point from 1999-2009.

PANDA: Find out about the legal implications of touring abroad – from protecting intellectual property rights across boundaries to negotiating contracts. PANDA Associate Keith Arrowsmith specialises in intellectual property and media law for commercial and charitable clients and has built an international reputation in the digital, arts, entertainment, heritage and creative sectors.  Not just a ‘legal eagle’, Keith produced ‘Miss Nightingale the Musical’ earlier this year – which sold out at the Lowry Studio. He is also an Associate Lecturer for Sheffield Hallam University, has written a guide to theatre law for Methuen and is an advisor for Danceworks, the National Operatic Association, Youth Music Theatre and CIDA.

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, PANDA, EUCLID and caravan.