5th annual Creative Europe panel and networking reception in Edinburgh

22 Aug 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh
Booking details:
FREE, booking essential via Eventbrite

50 Niddry Street Edinburgh EH1 1LG

Join us at the heart of the Edinburgh festivals in August for our 5th annual Creative Europe panel and networking drinks to discuss European and international collaboration and partnerships across artforms. 

Creative Europe Desk UK invites you to take a moment during one of the largest international celebrations of culture to reflect on how and why we collaborate across borders, and to shine some light on success stories of European collaboration. 

Hear insights and reflections from speakers who are experienced in developing and running European and international projects, and continue the conversation over a glass of wine and nibbles.


18.00 - 18.30 Arrival and drinks

18.30 - 19.00 Welcome, and short panel discussion on the challenges and rewards of European collaboration

19.00 - 20.00 Networking with the speakers and other arts, creative and cultural professionals interested in European and international collaboration


Chaired by Jean Cameron, Creative Director of British Council's UK/Italy Season 2020, confirmed panellists include:

  • Dawn Walton, Founder of Eclipse Theatre Company, which is lead partner in Creative Europe Cooperation Project 'Slate: Black. Arts. World.' with partners in Portugal and the Netherlands. The overall aim of Slate is to increase the visibility and mobility of Black and Ethnic Minority artists through a two year capacity building programme that will provide artists and professionals with a set of experiences, skills and tools to develop new narratives on Europe’s racial identities.
  • Emma Connors, Arts Development Manager at axis:Ballymun, Irish partner in Creative Europe Cooperation Project 'Cultural Adaptations' with partners in Scotland, Belgium and Sweden. Cultural Adaptations focuses on culture’s role in society’s adaptation to climate change, and the Adaptation issues that cultural organisations themselves need to think about.
  • Mia Ternström, Keychange Project Manager at Musikcentrum Ost, Swedish partner in Creative Europe Cooperation Project 'Keychange' and now 'Keychange 2', with partners in the UK, Spain, Germnany, Iceland, Estonia and more. Keychange creates new international opportunities for performance, creative collaboration and capacity building amongst female musicians and innovative industry professionals.
  • Sam Trotman, Director of Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire and partner in five year Cooperation Project Frontiers in Retreat which ended in 2018, and now partner in new Cooperation Project 'BE PART'. The partnership of 10 EU and non-EU organisations will critically explore collaborative art-making and sharing, involving local citizens as co-authors in activities.

Last year's event was fully booked, so please do let us know if you are no longer able to make it so that we can release your place to someone else.


Other Creative Europe activity in Edinburgh this August

Two Creative Europe Cooperation Projects have shows as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: