As the AD:uk regional rep for the South West I’d like to let you know about the next annual AD:uk conference which will be held in Birmingham in November, details below…
AD:uk Annual Conference: Locally sourced – Recipes for change in the arts
Thursday & Friday 28/29 November 2013
The Library and Birmingham Rep Studio Theatre, Centenary Square, Birmingham
Come and join us at AD:uk’s 2013 national conference in Birmingham to enjoy a menu of all things Arts Development. Birmingham City Council is the host authority for this year’s event, taking place at the iconic new Library and Birmingham Rep Studio Theatre. Conference places are open to all with preferential rates for AD:uk members. Whether you’re an artist or an arts officer, an organisation or an independent consultant the AD:uk conference offers you the ingredients to develop your work as well as opportunities to network with arts and cultural colleagues from across the country.
The programme is now confirmed and we are delighted to announce that Laura Dyer, Executive Director of Arts Council England and Anita Bhalla, Chair of Birmingham’s Creative Cities Partnership will be amongst our speakers and will be offering keynote presentations. We are also hoping for a Ministerial presentation. The full programme is detailed in the brochure below.
AD:uk conferences offer a lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours, skills and knowledge exchanges and discussion groups. Pick and mix to create the conference recipe for you from a packed menu including:
- Information takeaway sessions give a flavour of the big issues
- Skills Bank Live offers a taste of this AD:uk members’ resource to everyone
- New! World Café – programmed forum for debate and discussion
- New! Cultural Leadership skills and how to access them
The Conference is a key event in the national arts calendar, offering:
- up-to-the-minute national developments and what they mean for the arts
- professional development with national models of excellence
- opportunities to network with colleagues and organisations from across the arts and the UK
- examples of best practice and innovative approaches from market leaders.
The conference is sponsored by Arts Professional and A-N, the Artists Information Company.