Tales From The Field

International Networking & Discussion Series

Visiting Arts invites you to join our global network of cultural managers, creative producers and artists in a series of discussions that address equally the bureaucracy inherent in international work as well as the need for cultural sensitivity and dialogue. Real life experiences and first-hand knowledge will be shared by our speakers and through audience discussion. There will be a chance to meet and connect with others who are passionate about seeking, finding and discussing common ground across borders. Stay for networking with a drink after the event.

Upcoming and past events listed below.


Upcoming events:

Building partners and networks to support international artistic exchange

15 March, 6.30-9pm, £12

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Past events:


Working with Embassies and Cultural Institutes

13 September, 6:30–9pm

Romanian Cultural Institute, 1  Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH 

Presented in partnership with EUNIC London

What influence do embassies and national cultural institutes have in countries around the world, both financially and culturally? How can better relationships be fostered for international arts projects? These questions will be discussed with cultural attaches and embassy representatives, highlighting success stories and pitfalls of working with both government and international development agendas.

Panelists: Dr. Tereza Porybna of the Czech Cultural Centre in London, Eva Schmitt of the Goethe Institute, Timothy Gerhardson, Deputy Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy London, Jonathan Meth, Curator of The Fence and tutor at Goldsmiths. 

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Previous events in the series

Art & Politics

20 July, 6:30-9pm

Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial St, London E1 6AB

Presented in partnership with Highlight Arts

What responsibility do artists have to engage with politics in societies around the world, and what motivates them to do so? How might artists influence cultural, political and social values as a visitor to another community? We will hear from artists and creative producers who bring case studies embedded in diverse cultures, with a lively debate about what it means to be a creative citizen in a global society.

Panelists: Dan Gorman, Executive Director, Shubbak Festival and Coordinator, Highlight Arts, Julia Farrington, Head of Campaigns and Events at Belarus Free Theatre, Serra Ataman, ING, and Jevan Chowdhury, Director, Wind & Foster

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