As we plan for the ease out of lockdown, this webinar presents an opportunity to share the lessons learned from cultural organisations and individual artists in recent months.
Back in March we experienced the initial flurry of activity to shut up shop and move workforces home, followed by a collective pause in normal service. For some this pause has felt short, swiftly working out ways to reach audiences online, repurposing cultural and businesses offers or delivering essential services to their communities. For others, many who have been furloughed, it has been qualitatively different, focused on an opportunity to take stock, care for families and loved ones, and consider how best to move forward as cultural professionals.
What can we draw from these varied experiences of Covid-19 and how might we apply the lessons learned to support the cultural sector? What changes in collaboration or engagement should we keep and how will culture fare in the time ahead?
Tarek Iskander, Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre
Kully Thiarai, Artistic Director, Leeds 2023 & Clore Fellow
Rhiannon White, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Common Wealth & Clore Fellow
Keith Merrin – Chief Executive of Sunderland Culture & Clore Fellow
David Bryan - Director of Xtend UK Ltd (Chair)