The inaugural Thrive Bath Conference rakes place on 30th March 2015 at the University of Bath. Our keynote speaker is Sue Hoyle, Director of the Clore Programme who will be talking on the subject of leadership in the cultural and voluntary sectors. Other speakers include The Audience Agency talking about audience development, Natural Theatre Company talking about programming in non-specific spaces, and Tracey Guiry from Literature Works talking about fundraisining. Tickets onsale now for £40 including a buffet lunch and parking
08:45 – 09:15 Registration; tea & coffee
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote – leadership and strategy – Sue Hoyle – Clore Leadership Programme
Sue will be looking at the qualities, skills and perspectives that cultural leaders need in the 21st century. In a complex, fast-moving and uncertain environment, how can leaders navigate through choppy waters and how can they shape their organisational cultures so they are fit for the future?
10:00 – 10:45 Programming & Content for unticketed/public spaces – presentation (10mins) and discussion – Natural Theatre Co
10:45 – 11:00 Break; tea & coffee
11:00 – 11:45 High Performing Teams – presentation (10mins) and discussion – Jim Coulter
11:45 – 12:00 Soundbite 1 – Luke Emmett, Theatre Bath – A Career in the Arts – What I Wish I Had Known Before I Started
Luke’s talk will focus on his career so far in the arts as a multi discipline arts professional. It will touch on how he started out, what worked for him, what didn’t work. And a few hints and tips about knocking on doors of organisations to find work.
He will also discuss how he set up Theatre Bath and what has worked well so far and areas that have proved difficult. The importance of community, building relationships and using social media to connect organisations with their audiences.
12:00 – 12:15 Soundbite 2 – Cultural Forum for Bath Area – collaboration
12:15 – 12:30 Soundbite 3 – 44ad – Devon consortium response to commissioning proces
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Audience Development – presentation (10mins) and discussion – Audiences Agency
14:15 – 15:00 Fundraising – presentation (10mins) and discussion – Tracey Guiry -Literature Works
Fundraising is very like a first date at a speed-dating event. You find someone you like the look of and you have between 30 seconds and an hour to make them feel they want to have a relationship with you. This session looks at the questions you should be asking yourselves before venturing into a funding relationship, as well as sources of funding open to arts practitioners and organisations for revenue projects, plus plenty of tips and strategies for making the most of that first impression.
15:00 – 15:15 Break; tea & coffee
15:15 – 15:45 Applied Technology – digital communications– presentation (10mins) and discussion
15:45 – 16:30 Efficient Operations – using Agile – Belinda Waldock
Belinda will share key concepts behind agile thinking and simple practical approaches to discover smarter, leaner and faster ways to develop efficient operations in your business.
16:30 – 17:00 Panel and Closing
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