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2013 A FESTIVAL CAREER

2013 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS

‘A FESTIVAL CAREER’ A special programme designed for students and recent graduates

Wednesday 6 November 2013 Edinburgh Napier University BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE http://artsfestivals.co.uk/content/a-festival-career

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A FESTIVAL CAREER

Each year British Arts and Science Festivals Association hosts A Festival Career and Conference for Festivals and in 2013 we visit Edinburgh for the first time Where have we been previously? 2012: London 2011: Leicester 2010: Brighton 2009: Cheltenham 2008: Liverpool 2007: Buxton 2006: Cardiff 2005: Gateshead

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A FESTIVAL CAREER

A FESTIVAL CAREER Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh Napier University 12.40-16.45 Wednesday 6 November 2013 As part of the 2013 Conference for Festivals, this programme segment is specifically designed for students and recent graduates who are looking at a career in the festival sector and will focus in detail on the different jobs that go towards running a festival PROGRAMME 12.40-13.00 Registration, coffee and welcome with: Rosie Turner Artistic Director, Canterbury Festival Chair, British Arts and Science Festivals Association Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival, the largest festival of arts and culture in the region, and one of the most important cultural events in the South East.

Conference Host School of Marketing, Tourism & Languages, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Edinburgh Napier University are world leaders in higher education in the related areas of Tourism, Events and Festivals and Hospitality through their School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages.

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PANEL DISCUSSION 13.00-14.15 ‘My Best Mistake’ Leading professionals talk about their careers, focussing on the things they have learnt along the way. Do they wish they had been wiser? Discussion and Q&A with: Chair: Dr. Jane Ali-Knight Director Edinburgh Institute: Festivals, Events & Tourism. Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Edinburgh Napier University are world leaders in higher education in the related areas of Tourism, Events and Festivals and Hospitality through their School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages.

Jade Hewat Festival Manager Celtic Connections Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe.

Jackie Westbrook Marketing and Communications Director Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe – for everyone.

Frank Wilson Director Event International Event International is a company specialising in the creation, programming and production of outdoor and site specific work including the Stockton International Riverside Festival, the Mouth of the Tyne Festival and the Durham Brass Festival.

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A FESTIVAL CAREER 14.15-14.30 Refreshments 14.30-16.30 Round tables In small informal groups this is your chance to hear the following people talk about their career path and discuss with them the detail of their current festival jobs (more speakers to be announced) Abigail Allsopp Marketing Officer, Piping Live! Piping Live! Is an annual bagpiping festival held in Glasgow by the National Piping Centre. It Consists of over 150 individual events including free classes, concerts and ceilidhs throughout the week.

Lindsey Dear General Manager, City of London Festival Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's unique buildings and outdoor spaces to life with an extensive artistic programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks, much of it free to the public. Inaugurated in 1962 to revitalise the cultural life of the City, it has established itself as one of the UK's leading arts events.

Dom Hastings Festival Manager, Bloody Scotland Bloody Scotland is Scotland's first International Crime Writing Festival held in Stirling. It arrived with a bang on the festival circuit in 2012 showcasing new and emerging home grown Scottish talent. In 2013 it cast the net wider to include a more international programme whilst keeping Scottish Crime writing at the heart of the Festival.

Diane Henderson Deputy Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival The Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking.

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A FESTIVAL CAREER Samantha Hobrough Freelance Fundraising Consultant Working with arts sector organisations in the North of England on strategy, research and campaign management for revenue and capital fundraising campaigns. Currently managing a campaign for Tyneside Cinema, and also works with Yorkshire Dance and Alnwick Playhouse.

Jenny Mungall Senior Accounts Director, Materail_UK Material_UK forms part of the Material Communications Group: a group of creative communications agencies based in Glasgow, with a satellite presence in London. Material_UK works predominantly in the areas of sports, music and the arts, building creative brand experiences across the PR, sponsorship and experiential space.

Corinne Orton Festival Producer, Glasgow International Film Festival The ninth edition of Glasgow Film Festival ran from 14-24 February 2013. Boasting a programme of 368 screenings, panel discussions, live performances and special events, it was the most ambitious Festival to date, and garnered a record 39,106 total admissions.

Hannah Trevarthen Assistant Programmer, Edinburgh International Book Festival The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. They welcome over 800 authors in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, graphic artists, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides, bringing readers and writers together for entertainment, discussion and pure inspiration.

James Waters Festival Director, Lammermuir Festival Featuring major music artists, orchestras and ensembles, the Lammermuir Festival is a classical music festival which takes place in beautiful and intriguing venues across East Lothian, including historic buildings, intimate churches and in the Concorde hangar at the National Museum of Flight!

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2013 CONFERENCE FOR FESTIVALS Sally Wilson Marketing and Communications Director, Imaginate Imaginate is a unique organisation in Scotland, leading in the promotion and development of the performing arts for children and young people. Imaginate achieves this ambition through the delivery of an integrated programme of creative development and performance, including the world renowned Imaginate Festival.

Christopher Wynn Director of Development, Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe – for everyone.

16.30-16:45 Round up Then - why not join in the following? The main two day Conference for Festivals starts the day following this event. Traditionally we have a social programme the evening before and delegates at the A Festival Career event are most welcome to stay on participate. 17.30-18.30: Conference Welcome ‘Tea Party’ at The Hub Tea and cake and meet the delegates who have already arrived in town This is followed by 18.30-22.30: Selection of events including: 18.30 James McVeigh, Festivals Edinburgh ‘Hidden Gems’: A walking tour of Edinburgh 19:30 Record of Events/Threshold :Part of the Traverse Dance Festival 19:00 Public Service Broadcasting: Live Performance 18:30 -19:30 Calton Hill – Journeys and Evocations: Talk 21:00 Lets Go Adventure- two short films by Josie Long with Q&A 22:00/22.30 Late night supper: City Restaurant

For more details go to: www.artsfestivals.co.uk

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