Creative Europe Desk UK Forum on International Working
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
From film and television to arts and culture, European working has had a profoundly positive impact on the UK’s creative industries. Creative Europe and the previous Culture and MEDIA programmes have been the beating heart behind a so much UK-European creative cooperation.
At this turning point – post-Article 50 and half-way through the programme – it’s time to reflect and draw inspiration from what Creative Europe has achieved in the UK. We must also ask some difficult questions. How can we safeguard and continue to grow the benefits of European working? And what about exploring opportunities for widening our cross-border focus beyond Europe?
COLLABORATE! is a day of celebration and debate about the true value of European and international working.
Join us for inspiring keynotes and afternoon breakout sessions, zooming in on key areas of European working that Creative Europe has supported so far. The discussions will be geared towards developing a set of agreed ideals/positive approaches towards collaborative, cross-border working in a radically changing Europe – and beyond.
SCHEDULE AND SPEAKERS
Further speakers to be announced soon.
9:30 –10:00 REGISTRATION
10:00 – 10:15 WELCOME: Rebecca Walton, European Union Regional Director, British Council
10:15 – 10:30 INTRODUCTION: Agnieszka Moody, Director, Creative Europe Desk UK
10:30 – 11:30 FLASHES OF INSPIRATION
Inspiring and uplifting talks from Creative Europe beneficiaries showing the diversity and reach of Creative Europe in the UK and how the programme has opened opportunities in every corner of the creative sector.
- Samm Haillay, Producer, Third Films
- Madeleine Probst, Vice-President, Europa Cinemas and Programme Producer, Watershed
- Jamal Jameel, Artist, Journeys Festival International
- Bobby Allen, VP of Content, MUBI
- Young performers in the Power of Diversity project, The Creative Foundation
- Lucy Latham, Project Manager, Julie's Bicycle
- Flip Kulakiewicz, Education & Learning Coordinator, Centre for the Moving Image
11:30 –12:00 COFFEE BREAK
12:00 –12:30 KEYNOTE: Ruth Mackenzie, Artistic Director of Théâtre du Châtelet and previously Director of the Cultural Olympiad
12:30 – 12:45 ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Technology sector
12:45 – 1:00 ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: Education sector
1:00 – 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 – 3:15 BREAKOUT PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Session 1: Skills and Best Practice
How do collaborative Creative Europe projects help people acquire new skills that enrich their professional lives and expand their networks? What is it so important to share skills across borders?
- Harriet Finney, Deputy CEO & Policy Director, Creative Industries Federation
- Hatice Özdemirciler, Head of Training and Professional Development, Independent Cinema Office
- Danny Krausz, President, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE)
Session 2: Building Audiences
How can we reach audiences beyond our own countries? Why do we need to work across borders to develop audiences? How can we develop and expand audiences’ appreciation of non-native content, from film and TV to music, performing arts and heritage? How can we safeguard and strengthen the collaborative way of working promoted by Creative Europe to build audiences across borders?
- Anne Torreggiani, CEO, The Audience Agency
- Beki Bateson, Executive Director, LIFT
- Ian Wall, Managing Director, The Film Corner
Session 3: Innovating and Adapting
How does being part of Creative Europe projects help organisations to explore innovation in content, new technologies and business models? Why work across borders to innovate? How can we safeguard and strengthen the experimental nature of multilateral working?
- Dirk Neldner, Artistic Director, Platform Shift+
- Lynsey Smith, Programme Manager, British Council and lead on European Creative Hubs Network
- Jonathan Meth, project dramaturg, Crossing the Line
3:15 – 3:45 COFFEE BREAK
3:45 – 4:30 WRAP UP: Eddie Berg, Chief Executive, Rich Mix
4.30 – 6:00 NETWORKING AND DRINKS RECEPTION
Image: Creative Europe information event (c) Linda Nylind