Professional Programme 2020

  • Dates: 31 July 2020

REGISTRATION is now closed, however you can watch the Livestream of the event on YouTube here.

Please note: all times are in UK TIME

The schedule will include:

9.30 am – 10.45 am: Morning coffee

Join us for some relaxed conversations before the Showcase programme starts. Delegates will be assigned to smaller breakout rooms and have a chance to talk in a more intimate environment.

11.00 am – 12.30 pm: XTRAX Global Conversations: East Asian Outdoor Arts 

This will be the first of a series of international webinars run by XTRAX as a direct response to the current crisis. Focusing on the East Asian sector, with speakers from several countries including South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, this webinar will be a valuable opportunity to look at how the Street Arts sector in East Asia is responding to the crisis brought upon by COVID in their countries and thoughts on how we move forward.

The speakers include:

  • Jin Yim, Independent Producer, Programmer of Pohang Street Arts Festival/Gwacheon Festival, Organizing team of Korea Street Arts Association
  • Yuan-Ching Yang, Curator, Hualien Performing Public Space Festival and Vice President of Taiwan Street Arts and Culture Development Association, Taiwan
  • Alison M. Friedman, Artistic Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Michelle Rocha – Head of Touring, Manchester International Festival

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: SIRF at Home 

The SIRF at Home programme will be presented with an introduction from the Artistic Director of SIRF, Jeremy Shine and a series of videos celebrating Stockton International Riverside Festival

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm: BREXIT: The Future of International Touring

A panel of speakers covering a range of expertise will lead an open discussion about the future of international touring for both British companies looking to tour to Europe and international companies looking to perform in the UK. We will look at the practical implications of touring internationally, including work permits, carnets, and VAT.

The aim of this discussion will be to support both artists and promoters to navigate the new measures that will be introduced at the end of the transition period and provide them with the tools and resources needed to enable creative exchanges between UK and European OA organisations.

The speakers include:

3:45 pm: Closing remarks

A final round-up of the day.

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