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Digital Rights Clinic: Clearing Rights for Digital Distribution

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The Space, in association with Arts Council England is hosting a workshop on digital rights.

There may be a piece of work or production you’ve created that’s crying out for a wider audience or a longer life online. Anyone making or sharing arts and cultural content online faces the same hurdle: clearing the rights in their work so it can be seen on digital platforms from YouTube or Spotify to TV/on demand platforms and cinema. This workshop, which complements the Digital Rights Toolkit produced by The Space, is an opportunity to hear from rights experts, dig into the issues that arts organisations and artists encounter when thinking about digital distribution for their work, and learn from strategies and solutions that have worked for other productions.

The workshop will include talks, case studies and small group surgeries when you’ll have the opportunity to put your specific questions to our experts. It is applicable whether you have a current piece of work you want to make or distribute digitally or are simply considering this as part of your future plans.

Our speakers

Ben Green, founder of Ben Green Associates. Ben advises on digital rights strategy, negotiation and management. Formerly Head of Rights Business Development at the BBC, he has advised the V&A, Tate Britain and on the musical Lazarus. Ben will outline what we mean by ‘digital’ rights, and what you need to think about whether adapting an existing performance for digital distribution, creating new work for digital or producing marketing content for social sharing.

Music supervisor Alex Hancock. Alex will cover the challenges to be aware of when clearing music for use in your work, and ways of overcoming or working round those potential pitfalls. He’ll share insights from his work in TV, film and the arts from working on the broadcast of Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the People to his efforts to secure the rights to the Soviet Union state anthem for feature film The Death of Stalin.


Archive researcher Steve Bergson. Steve has worked extensively in TV, film, online publishing and video games. Steve will discuss identifying and clearing rights for archive material or existing art works, and creative workarounds and solutions if clearance is unfeasible or unavailable. He’ll discuss his work on Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers Are But Brothers to illustrate specific challenges you might encounter, including use of content from social media and how to proceed when your artistic vision may be at odds with the rights owner’s view.

There will also be an opportunity to ask the speakers specific questions about your content and projects following their sessions in small clinic sessions.

Further information

The workshop is intended for arts and cultural professionals and artists who are interested in distributing their work digitally. While the workshop is primarily focused on performance organisations and artists, it may also be of interest to visual arts organisations who are creating performed content or content which uses material under copyright, for example for social media.

Registration is from 11am. First session starts at 11.30am.

Workshop costs: £25 per person, including lunch. The Space offers the workshop content free of charge but makes a charge of £25 per attendee to cover venue and catering costs. If this charge affects your ability to attend please email events@thespace.org as we can offer some free places to those people or organisations who could not attend otherwise.

If you buy a ticket and are then no longer able to attend, please make sure you cancel your space via Eventbrite to process a refund. The cancellation policy is 7 days (please note the included Eventbrite processing fees of £2.12 per ticket cannot be refunded unless the event itself is cancelled). If you have any problems, please email events@thespace.org.

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