Conference: 6th Biennial ISAN Conference


Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 November 2013

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham City Centre, ISAN venue partner

The Independent Street Arts Network biennial conference is the must-attend event for all those involved in outdoor arts. This is your invitation to join the debate, network, learn about new opportunities, how to thrive and keep the spirit of outdoor arts alive in these challenging times.

  • Keynote addresses include: John E McGrath (Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales), Bradley Hemmings (Artistic Director, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival) with Jenny Sealey MBE (Artistic Director, Graeae) the joint Artistic Directors of the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. 
  • Conference Chair:  Angus MacKechnie (Producer of the Watch This Space Festival at the National Theatre, London and recipient of the 2013/14 Performing Arts Consortium Fellowship on the Clore Leadership programme)
  • Panellists and presenters include: Daniel Bernstein (EEA and Catalyst Outdoor Arts Consortium), Becky Burchell (Bestival/Camp Bestival), Ajay Chhabra (Nutkhut), Alison Clark-Jenkins (Arts Council England), Gemma Craven (New Vic Theatre – Creative People & Places programme consortium) Kevin Finnan & Louise Richards (Motionhouse), Tom Freshwater (Contemporary Arts Programme Manager, The National Trust), Jane Hytch (Imagineer Productions), Hayley Skipper (Curator – Arts Development, Forestry Commission England).
  • 9th ISAN Ideas Summit, featuring companies presenting ideas for new projects in 2014 and beyond.

The ISAN Biennial Converence 2013 is the must-attend event for all those involved in outdoor arts, from artists, artist companies, producers, festivals, carnivals, through to suppliers, to come together to network, create future opportunities and be inspired!

Join in for two days of exciting presentations of visionary inspiring artistic work and discussions around existing and new future funding opportunities, income generation and new ways of working in order to thrive and keep the vision alive in these challenging times.  2012 proved the case that outdoor arts is arts for all, giving us the platform to face the challenges by seizing all potential opportunities for growth and sustainability.

And ISAN will be bringing the spirit of outdoor arts into the Conference auditorium through the open Q&A sessions and continuing the debate through the salon style dinner on Wednesday evening.

To book a place, go to the ISAN page on Eventbrite here

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