London training symposium

Friday 18th October 2013


From 10.30         Arrival

11.00 – 11.05        Introduction and welcome from caravan

11.05 – 11.50        The Opportunities and Benefits of International Touring

A conversation with Gemma Paintin from Action Hero chaired by Gary Hills followed by a Q&A Session.

12.00 – 13.00      Breakout session 1 – details below

13.00 – 14.00       Lunch (not provided by caravan)

14.00 – 15.00      Breakout session 2 – details below

British Council:  This session will give a general overview of the British Council’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 Peter Staves Senior Theatre Relationship Managers.

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 remaining 2013 deadlines.  This session will be led by Geoffrey Brown, Director of Euclid, which ran the UK Cultural Contact Point from 1999-2009.

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

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 Emma Hill or Roger Figg.

LIFT: Kate Ward, General Manager at LIFT, London International Festival of Theatre will lead a session on visas & work permits.

15.00 – 15.10       Tea Break

15.10 – 16.30      One-to-one sessions led by British Council, Arts Council England, ITC, EUCLID, caravan, UKTI, LIFT and Artsadmin.

Drop in session

This is an opportunity for you to ask any specific questions about working internationally. Gary Hills can discuss the practicalities of touring, exporting work collaborative/partnership working. This is your chance to find out about the nuts and bolts of working abroad and also to look at the impact of internationalism on your organisation.

16.30 – 17.00      Summary and final session