|Wednesday 20 June
Delegate and network meeings.
Venue Managers’ Meeting for an update on the Arts Council of Ireland’s (An Chomhairle Ealaíon) Review of Venues.
Registration and lunch
Welcome from Theatre Forum and TheatreNI Chairs
How to move beyond borders?
In a keynote address Fintan O’Toole, awarded the European Press Prize and Orwell Prize for Journalism for his Brexit commentary, takes a hard look at borders and talks about moving beyond them in a post-Brexit world.
Venue Director Patricia McBride reflects on her many border crossings.
Artists present their Brexit Shorts.
Curated by Emma Jordan, artists respond to borders dividing a nation and an island.
How to face up to Climate Change?
This session challenges us to face up to climate change, to work better and harder to sustain our organisations and sector and ultimately to ensure our survival.
Led by Catríona Fallon, CEO of Siamsa Tíre, a group of artists and change agents including Ben Twist, Director of Creative Carbon Scotland and Alison Tickell, Founder and CEO of Julie’s Bicycle arm us with the information and actions that are essential for an environmentally sustainable society.
How to influence policy makers and funders to invest in the arts?
Given recent shifts in arts policy and serious funding cuts, representatives from advocacy groups the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA), Arts Matter NI and guests examine how the sector exerts more influence on policy, investment and funding decisions.
17.30, 18.30, 19.30
Promenade performances for small groups of delegates.
Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story by Kabosh
Close and bus transfers to the Titanic Quarter
Reception in Titanic Belfast’s Giant Atrium
Dinner in the Titanic Suite.