Building partners and networks to support international artistic exchange

Wed 15 March 2017 18:00 – 21:00 - £12

International Networking and 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.

Building partners and networks to support international artistic exchange
Presented in partnership with The Africa Centre
Communications partner: Hatch Africa

Visiting Arts engaged with over 400 international artists and cultural managers in the last year in Trinidad & Tobago, Ethiopia, Malawi and the Pacific Islands, face to face through training or knowledge sharing events – with the aim of increasing access to international arts & culture in diverse locations worldwide. Highlighting complex issues, stories and experiences from other cultures and nations is increasingly important to create understanding and empathy in society, and this event will reveal how we build networks and provide exposure for artists to bring their work to new contexts and communities. We’ll discuss the general principles of building partnerships and growing networks to create vibrant international projects that work for multiple stakeholders, and most importantly, artists and creative businesses around the world. The event will conclude with a panel discussion bringing together experienced cultural managers Yemisi Mokuolu from Hatch Africa and Vanessa Eden of Pacific Island Artists Connection, to share thoughts on creating opportunities for international artists to work in the UK and abroad.


6:00 pm Doors open

6:30 pm Visiting Arts presentation on the Culture Works Connections project

7:00pm Panel discussion followed by audience questions

7:45 pm Post-networking and drinks

9:00 pm Event concludes

The event is hosted at the Africa Centre’s new event and performance space at Union Yard Arches in Southwark, where the Centre will soon be delivering its new cultural programme. Right next to this amazing event space is THE HUB, a brand new collaborative and affordable work-space also launched by the Africa Centre, which aims to champion Africa’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit. For more information about the Africa Centre: and @TheAfricaCentre

You can find details about the Tales From The Field series on the Visiting Arts website. Get involved on Twitter with the hashtag #TFTFtalks.

We are not able to offer ticket refunds on requests recieved within 48 hours of the event taking place.