APAC Study Day 2016 - In Good Company: Working with Partners
Whether it is to commemorate a significant anniversary, to access funding or to share our heritage in new ways, working with partners can open up new opportunities for performing arts collections. Different working cultures, different aims and even different geographic locations can make new partnerships challenging.
This year’s APAC Study Day focuses on sharing advice, case studies and success stories across our membership. If you’re planning a new project or are in the middle of one this day aims to equip you with insights and inspiration, support and advice.
Highlights of the programme so far include:
Curator-led tour of Rambert and The Lowry’s joint exhibition, Perpetual Movement. Perpetual Movement celebrates the meeting of contemporary visual art with contemporary dance via Rambert’s archive.
Dr Helen Brooks, University of Kent and Jackie Alexander, Theatre Royal Brighton describe the recreation and performances of three ‘lost’ one–act World War I plays, recovered from the archive.
Erin Lee, Archivist, National Theatre will present the opening up of the Jocelyn Herbert archive with University of the Arts London, including the creation of a new post-doctoral research fellowship.
Helen Roberts, Manager, National Resource Centre for Dance, University of Surrey will talk about lessons learned from partnership working, drawn from the experiences of the National Resource Centre for Dance. What has worked, what has worked better, what didn’t work, and what to consider in the future about working with partners on projects.
Kate Valentine, Digital Drama talk on their joint HLF project with LSHTM: Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut. The project involved creating an installation and dramatic event to mark the centenary of the opening of the Shakespeare Hut in 1916. This presentation will explore the challenges of engaging a primarily scientific institution with a historical and theatrical subject and celebrate some of the expected partnerships that have grown out of this project.
Simon Sladen, V&A talks about the collaboration between the the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Learning Department and the Department of Theatre and Performance. They undertook the Museum’s largest ever outreach project involving 18 partners: six schools, six arts centres and six local museums to explore the personal papers of Britain’s greatest living theatre director Peter Brook.
Tickets are free for members and £10 for non-members (payment details will be issued once you have booked your ticket).
We look forward to receiving applications for travel grants to attend this useful day, please send them in by 5pm on Friday 14th October. More details can be found here:
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