Beyond Resilience: Co-designing our Creative Futures

Beyond Resilience: Co-designing our Creative Futures was a highly participative day of workshops, discussions and peer-to-peer sessions focused on organisational and personal resilience as well as resilience in the wider world. It was aimed at artists, leaders working in the arts and cultural sector, funders, policy-makers and others engaged in the development and sustainability of the sector, as well as researchers and those who collaborate more widely with the sector.

Participants were encouraged to come to the forum prepared to share their thoughts, voices, and expertise and were invited to work with us to co-develop a Manifesto for Resilient Creative Futures.

Beyond the purely practical, the day also supported attendees to take time out, reflect and to hear perspectives on resilience from within and beyond the arts and cultural sectors.

Programme Information

10.30

Registration and morning coffee

11.00

Welcome and Introduction

Evelyn Wilson Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange

11.05

Opening Plenary: Perspectives on resilience

Overview

Chair:
Suzie Leighton Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange

Contributors:
Mary Cloake Chief Executive, The Bluecoat
Nicola Saunders Director, Business Improvement and Innovation, Arts Council England
Delia Barker Programmes Director, The Roundhouse
Professor Phil Scraton Professor Emeritus, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast & Member of Hillsborough Independent Panel

12.30 - 13.30

Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Successful strategies for personal resilience
Session Lead: Victoria Roe - Senior Consultant, The Work Psychology Group
Performance Space – Second Floor

Session 2: Creative Journaling
Session lead: Professor Clive Holtham - Cass Business School, City, University of London with Catherine Rogers
Sandon Room – Ground Floor

Session 3: Mapping Creative Assets
Session lead: Dr Sara Jones - Senior Lecturer in Creative Interactive System Design, Cass Business School, City, University of London
Garden Room – Ground Floor

Session 4: Poetry and Resilience
Session Lead: Nick Makoha - Poet and Creative Entrepreneur
Library – First Floor

Session 5: Failure Cafe
Session led by: Sri Sarker - Executive Director (Development), ZOONATION
Bistro – Second Floor

Session 6: Manifesto: Co-Designing Creative, Resilient Futures
Session led by: Ania Bas - Artist and Co-Founder of the Walking Reading Group with Kevin Rivett
Bistro – Second Floor

13.30 - 14.30

Lunch

Manifesto: Co-Designing Creative, Resilient Futures

 

14.30 - 16.00

Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Intellectual Property in Practice: Who is making the most of your IP?
Session lead: Professor Ruth Soetendorp - Cass Business School, City, University of London
Sandon Room – Ground Floor

Session 2: Theory of Change
Session leads:
Dr Thanasis Spyriadis - Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Tamara McNeill - Senior Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
Paul Steele - CEO, Junction Arts
Library – First Floor

Session 3: Developing Effective Collaborations
Session Leads:
Suzie Leighton - Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange
Evelyn Wilson - Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange
Nike Jonah - Strategic Development Consultant
Performance Space – Second Floor

Session 4: Ideas Generation for the arts: commercialising your assets
Session Lead: Isla Wilson - CEO, Ruby Star Associates
Garden Room – Ground Floor

Session 5: Action learning for resilience in the arts
Session Lead: Claire Pattison - Enterprise Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
Bistro – Second Floor

Session 6: Gallery Tour of Instituting Care exhibition and workshop
Led by Jade Montserrat, Artist
Gallery – Ground Floor

16.00 - 16.30

Refreshment Break

Manifesto: Co-Designing Creative, Resilient Futures

16.30 - 17.30

Closing Plenary - Beyond Resilience: Future challenges and potentials

Overview

Chair: Evelyn Wilson Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange

Contributors:
Patrick Towell CEO, Golant Media Ventures and Innovation Director, The Audiences Agency
Lara Ratnaraja Culture consultant and Astonish Leadership
Paula Graham-Gazzard Director, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Dr Helen Charman Director of Learning and National Programmes, V&A

17.30 - 19.00

Boosting Resilience Publication Launch

Closing Remarks
Dr Sara Jones - Senior Lecturer in Creative Interactive System Design, Cass Business School, City, University of London