This multi-speaker day event at Birmingham Hippodrome combines talks, workshops and discussion to reframe your knowledge and offers tools to change how you and your organisation work in addressing challenges around inclusivity.
There will be strategic and leadership sessions for those driving organisations forward, alongside practical sessions for those working on delivery.
About Smashing Systems & Building Blocks
Be prepared to challenge the systems in your personal thinking, team practices and organisational structures that can help or hinder how you build inclusive relationships with audiences.
Existing structures are embedded across our ways of working, and affect how we interact with and engage our audiences. But smashing systems does not need to be a violent act. It can be a purposeful one.
You’ll hear from the people who are introducing new ways of working, new language and new policies, and leave with new ideas to put into action.
*Small organisations should meet two of the following criteria:
- A turnover of £632,000 or less
- £316,000 or less on its balance sheet
- Ten employees or less
**This applies to freelancers earning less than £25,000 per year.
The programme may be subject to change in order to bring you the most current and topical content. It contains a mix of Keynotes, Provocations and Break-out sessions.
Thought leaders share their experiences and stimulate delegates to think about the ‘bigger picture’ and context.
Quick-fire sessions challenging specific points of view on certain topics, making you consider your own ideas and how they could be adapted.
Smaller sessions focusing on developing skills and knowledge.
Stella Kanu helps to deconstruct existing structures that are embedded across our ways of working in this opening keynote.
This provocation explores what power marketers have to lead the organisational changes they want to see.
This provocation will explore how audiences develop their tastes and evolve, and the distinction between the two.
During this provocation, Michelle Lord will explore the systemic challenges and motivations that led to the development of the XP and XPlore projects.
This break-out takes the form of a round-table practical workshop and will leave you with the courage to make at least one small change, no matter how much experience you have.
Discover more in this breakout about the recent prototype project, XP and XPlore, delivered in Cambridgeshire that was developed to help improve arts engagement by children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This provocation will identify some of the language that is written into our long-term subconscious. The follow-on breakout session will create a safe space to discuss the books on our #AMAbookclub list (submitted by you). Explore and discuss the books we are reading and those we are avoiding due to systemic socialisation practices.
London Int’l Festival of Theatre
Harpreet Kaur Creative
Director of Sales and Marketing
Town Hall Symphony Hall
Dr Martin Glynn
Birmingham City University
Senior Arts Development Officer
Cambridge City Council
10.00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 10.55 Opening keynote
10:55 – 11:50 Provocations
11:50 – 12:10 Refreshments
12:10 – 12:10 Breakout sessions
13:10 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Provocations
15:15 – 16:30 Breakout sessions
Has a book inspired you to change the way you write or act? Why not share it with your peers as part of #AMAbookclub.
There will be an #AMAbookclub breakout session at the event, but we’ll also be sharing books online.
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