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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL

: JOINING UP THE DOTS CULTURAL POLICY : STRATEGY : PARTICIPATION NEW AUDIENCES : SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SPONSORSHIP : THE FUTURE COLLABORATION : EUROPE? : ENGAGEMENT : CULTURAL COMMISSIONING FESTIVAL ROLLERCOASTER CULTURAL TOURISM : NEW INSPIRATION : PARTNERS

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. BRITISH ARTS FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION : : www.artsfestivals.co.uk

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JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. Ideas: stimulating & inspiring : practical & tangible bring your challenges : share your experiences : join up the dots #JUTD #2016BAFA The Royal Hotel, Hull Wednesday 23 November 12.30—18.30 Conference Day One Thieving Harrys, Hull Wednesday 23 November 20.00-22.00 Conference Party

Hull Truck Theatre, Hull Thursday 24 November 09.00-15.30—Conference Day Two

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL Registration: 12.30-12.45

DAY ONE : Festival Question Time The Future - it isn't what it used to be :

JOINING UP...THE DOTS‌.. Session One: 12.45-13.45 including lunch The Royal Hotel, Hull Wednesday 23 November 2016

To launch the 2016 Conference for Festivals in Hull UK City of Culture 2017, join the debate and interrogate the future! The impact of Brexit on the arts is already under close scrutiny, but what will it mean for your festival, your arts organisation, you as freelance professional or as a young graduate looking towards a career in festivals and live events? How does your funding landscape compare to the rest of the UK? What lies in wait over the horizon? How will the future impact your personal ambitions? Delegate led, Festival Question Time will be considering these and all the critical questions you want discussed - send your questions in advance to: info@artsfestivals.co.uk

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL DAY ONE : Festival Question Time The Future - it isn't what it used to be :

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. Session One: 12.45-13.45 including lunch The Royal Hotel, Hull Wednesday 23 November 2016 … and Joining up the Dots in Hull, your panel is:

Mikey Martins Artistic Director and Chief Executive Freedom Festival Veerle Simoens Artistic Director Ghent Festival of Flanders Alastair Upton Chief Executive Creative Foundation

Delegate led, Festival Question Time will be considering all the critical questions you want discussed - send your questions in advance to: info@artsfestivals.co.uk

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JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. The Royal Hotel, Hull Wednesday 23 November 2016

13.45-14.00 Welcome to Hull with our Conference Host: Freedom Festival

14.00-14.30 Facilitated networking & coffee followed by: Break out sessions :

Creating the opportunity for discussions relevant to you, this year there will be a more fluid framework following the Open Space format, but with each round table hosted by an expert in the field

14.30-15.30 Session Two: Engagement Join up the dots with Open Space style conversations with a host of agencies including Arts Council England and Voluntary Arts, all driven by your agenda ...

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL Cultural Collaboration

JOINING UP...THE DOTS‌.. 15.30-16.30 Session Three : Focus on Europe

Following on from BAFA’s recent symposium organised with EUNIC London for European Cultural Attaches and Festivals, we carry on the conversation examining the challenges and triumphs that come with working collaboratively cross border. Once again Brexit is on this agenda, but whether its using European produce for your food festival demonstrations or collaborating on a celebration of an International artists centenary - and everything in-between, this is another timely debate. Ambitions for the future, past mistakes, your experience is valuable to the debate.

JOINING UP THE DOTS : 16.30-16.45 Refreshments

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: BAFA AWARDS The Royal Hotel, Hull Wednesday 23 November 2016 16.45-17.15

JOINING UP...THE DOTS‌.. Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Britain

In the gift of the BAFA Board, this award was inaugurated in 2007, and has been presented to the following people: 2015: Samuel West 2014: Roger Wright CBE 2013: Sir Brian McMaster CBE 2012: Stewart Collins 2011: Tania Harrison 2010: Richard Phillips 2009: Michael and Emily Eavis 2008: Nick Dodds 2007: Judith Serota OBE

The Exceptional Service Award

For significant sustained performance characterised by unusual initiative This award was first presented in 2011 and is designed to recognise the people who 'work' tirelessly for the benefit of a BAFA Member Festival or Organisation 2015 Recipients were: Claire Tetley, Founder Member, (former) Volunteer Box Office Manager, Lichfield Friends Association Board Member & Lichfield Festival Board Member Chris and Alan Henshaw, Festival Volunteers, Cheltenham Festivals

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL Session Four : Cultural Commissioning

JOINING UP...THE DOTS‌.. 17.15-18.15 The Royal Hotel, Hull Wednesday 23 November 2016

Changing the public service landscape. We will investigate the cultural sector’s experiences of public sector commissioning to date, examine the public service commissioning landscape and highlight opportunities for relationships between the sector and commissioners and how they might be strengthened in the future. What is the experience of your festival or arts organisation in this emerging field? What questions do you have for those who already have some experience? Are you questioning how your organisation could benefit? A panel of professionals will facilitate this timely debate, but - the focus will be on what you want to learn and understand, how you want to direct this discussion.

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Day One wrap up Free time Cultural walking tour to the party venue (optional!)

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. : Conference Party

20.00-22.00 Thieving Harrys, Hull Wednesday 23 November 2016

Live music and terrific company at this iconic dock side venue with local beers and local food (Patty Butties anyone?)

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL DAY TWO : Hull, UK City of Culture 2017 Session Five: 09.30-10.30 Hull Truck Theatre, Hull Thursday 24 November 2016

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. Hull was announced the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013. The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.

In the final run up to the launch we will hear how the planning is going and more specifically about the first event which will be an installation across the city, telling the story of the last 70 years of Hull. LOOK UP is designed to challenge people’s perceptions of Hull and offers different ways to experience the city. Our guided walk last night will have given you a ‘sense of place’ as the City readies itself for an exhilarating year. Visit the Conference Blog to view the Hull, UK City of Culture 2017 Launch

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL : JOINING UP THE DOTS Hull Truck Theatre, Hull Thursday 24 November 2016

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. 10.30-11.00 Facilitated networking & coffee followed by: Break out sessions : Creating the opportunity for discussions relevant to you, this year there will be a more fluid framework following the Open Space format, but with each round table hosted by an expert in the field

11.00-12.00 Session Six: The Specialists Join up the dots with Open Space style conversations with our expert hosts on issues as varied as sustainability, agents, licensing, insurance—all driven by your agenda. 12.00-13.00

Lunch

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL DAY TWO : Cultural Enquiry

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. 13.00-14.00 Hull Truck Theatre, Hull Thursday 24 November 2016

Session Seven : Academically Speaking?

Does your festival or arts organisation participate in any sector research? Do you use Culture Hive to review existing research? What research could offer your organisation fresh insights? Following on from BAFA’s recent participation in the Critical Events Symposium the conversation will continue - examining the latest thinking in Critical Event Studies and investigating future research and collaborations

JOINING UP THE DOTS : 14.00-14.15 Refreshments

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2016 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS : HULL DAY TWO : Cultural Perspective

JOINING UP...THE DOTS….. 14.15-15.15 Hull Truck Theatre, Hull Thursday 24 November 2016

Session Eight : A Year is a Long Time

Before we go our separate ways, our final Conference session brings together those earlier questions discussed during Festival Question Time: ‘The Future - it isn’t what it used to be ‘ as we gaze into our festival shaped crystal ball and analyse where we will all be in a years time. What are going to be the triumphs? What are going to be the pitfalls? Is it even possible to second guess anything in these challenging times? As we attempt to ‘Join up these final Dots’— what will be our collective theme for the coming twelve months?

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: JOINING UP THE DOTS British Arts Festivals Association info@artsfestivals.co.uk www.artsfestivals.co.uk #JUTD #2016BAFA

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2016 Conference for Festivals, 23/24 November, Hull  

In 2017 Hull will be UK City of Culture - festival professionals, be amongst the first to witness the transformation at first hand - and to...

2016 Conference for Festivals, 23/24 November, Hull  

In 2017 Hull will be UK City of Culture - festival professionals, be amongst the first to witness the transformation at first hand - and to...

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