Newcastle training symposium

Monday 4th November 2013

The Empty Space

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 Richard Gregory from Quarantine 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: 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.

The Empty Space: Natalie Querol co-Director at Empty Space and Chair of Ridiculusmus will talk about how Empty space can support and advise the companies based in the North of England and share her International touring experience as a Chair of Ridiculusmus.

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 John Holmes-Carrington

15.00 – 15.10       Tea Break

15.10 – 16.30      One-to-one sessions led by British Council, Empty space, ITC, caravan, UKTI

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 or 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