Warwick training symposium

Thursday 14th March 2013

Warwick Arts Centre

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 James Yalker from Stan’s Cafe 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.

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 Alison Gagen and Mike Kaloski-Naylor, 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.

15.00 – 15.10    Tea Break

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

Drop in session, Gary Hills will look at some of the practicalities of working internationally, exporting work or collaborative/partnership working. This includes, R&D, the contractual agreement, freight and transportation, organisational capacity, visas, work permits and marketing.

16.30 – 17.00   Summary and final session