Are you ready for the world?

A one day training event looking at making and touring work internationally

Overview

The day is aimed at independent artists and companies who are established nationally but who would like to take the first steps to explore their international ambition. The course outline will start from the assumption that you are an international beginner.

The training is designed to get you thinking about why you want to work internationally, what you have to offer international promoters and audiences, and the practical steps you might need to take to prepare.

 

The day will feature:

Artist Panel – a panel of artists with extensive international experience discuss what they consider when making work, and the different ways they have worked internationally.

Q&A with the British Council – Andrew Jones, Senior Programme Manager will present an overview of how the British Council works and answer your questions.

Planning workshop – a practical workshop designed to help you assess your organisational readiness for international including capacity, financial stability and networks.

Brexit briefing – an overview of how the current Brexit plan will impact UK artists and companies who want to work internationally.

By the end of the day you should be in a stronger place to continue your thinking and to take the first steps towards working internationally.

The caravan training day is led by Gary Hills, one of the caravan mentors, who has 15 years’ experience of international working and production.

Tickets £25

Running order

  • 10.30 – registration
  • 11.00 – welcome from Gary
  • 11.15 – Artist panel and Q&A
  • 13.30 – Lunch
  • 14.30 – British Council overview, Brexit and Q&A
  • 15.30 – capacity and planning workshop led by Gary
  • 17.00 – round up and end

Dates

16 May, 10.30am – 5pm
Bristol Old Vic
In association with Ferment

17 May, 10.30am – 5pm
Toynbee Studios, London

20 May, 10.30am – 5pm
Sheffield Theatres
In association with Making Room. A limited number of bursaries are available for Making Room members.

 

caravan is delivered by Farnham Maltings with the ambition of increasing the national and international profile of England’s artists.