Building Resilience - International Perspectives

For many of us in the UK, this will be both our first experience of lockdown and of a crisis that is affecting the fundamentals of our industry. But for many who work in arts and culture around the world, this is not their first crisis, nor their first experience of delivering art under a form of confinement.

What can we learn from our international colleagues on what they have experienced prior to Covid-19, and can we apply it to the current crisis? 

For this webinar we will be joined by three Clore Fellows to discuss their experiences prior to the current crisis and what they are learning as we all move through this global pandemic. 


Meggy Cheng

Meggy Cheng (Clore 15 ) is Director of Marketing for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Her previous roles include Head of Marketing and Communications at the Chung Ying Theatre. With over 14 years of marketing experience, both in the commercial sector and in the arts, she has managed marketing and communications for renowned global brands, including Procter & Gamble (Greater China) and McDonald’s (Hong Kong). Meggy lives in Hong Kong.


Tumy Motsoatsoe

Tumy Motsoatsoe ( Clore 16 ) is the Head of Programmes and Development at Business & Arts South Africa (BASA). In 2017 she was selected for the BASA award for Cultural Leadership and Management in the Cultural Economy at the Wits Humanities Prize Giving and immediately got a job at the organisation. Her current projects include the BASA Scale-Up and DAC Debut programme where she develops programmes, facilitates capacity building workshops and creates platforms for skills and knowledge sharing for creatives and cultural organisations across South Africa.


Refilwe Nkomo

Refilwe Nkomo (Clore 16) is a Johannesburg based multidisciplinary artist, curator, educator and producer creating cultural and artistic interventions, programs and installations using various mediums including performance, video, text and dance at the intersection of arts and social justice. Her research and performance have been the recipient of numerous awards and have presented in South Korea, Ghana, Botswana, Brazil, Germany and the United States of America. She has founded and co-founded numerous organizations and platforms including We Are Here (WAH) founded in 2010 with Antonio David Lyons, a non-profit organization working with men and boys to dismantle gender based violence and recently, Izindlovu Collective which uses arts for social and transformative change. In 2017, she participated in the German Development Institute’s Managing Global Governance Academy and developed the Sustainable Ideas Game, an interactive tool to teach and spread knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, which was presented at the UN Festival of Ideas in 2018. She is a member of the Technical and Advisory Committee to the African Union’s flagship program, The Great Museum of Africa and a member of IMPACT (Imagining together Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation). She currently serves as a Director at !Kauru Contemporary Art.


Gregory Nash (Chair)

Gregory Nash is a creative director, producer and programmer with more than 30 years’ experience in venues, festivals and cultural organisations in the UK and internationally. In January 2020 he left the British Council, having been Creative Director at its London HQ and Director Arts for its Wider Europe region, based in Istanbul. Now an independent consultant, Nash works with individual creatives, companies, organisations and venues on forward planning, programme and team development and organisational change.