ISAN On the Road 2016

This year, rather than asking you to come to ISAN, ISAN will be coming to you!

During the summer of 2016, ISAN will be visiting various festivals and events across the country, with a series of networking events for the Outdoor Arts sector.

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We’ve teamed up with a number of ISAN members, organisations and festivals and we’ll be travelling to Manchester, Winchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Stockton-on-Tees, Kendal, Derby and Llandudno.

Each FREE event will include discussion about topics and issues affecting the sector, the opportunity to share information, events and ideas, the chance to discover more about the host festival and networking time with fellow producers and programmers and artists. We’ll be inviting funding representatives to help with your financial questions and hopefully we can help advise or point you in the right direction on most Outdoor Arts related matters.

There will be some modest catering (except for Kendal, where it’s dinner!) and a friendly atmosphere. Anyone with an interest in the Outdoor Arts sector is welcome to attend, and we’re encouraging festivals to offer this opportunity to staff and volunteers, but if we’re oversubscribed, we’ll give priority to ISAN members, hope that seems fair.

ISAN On the Road: MANCHESTER

19 Jun 2016 3:30pm

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ISAN visits Manchester Day for the first event and the chance to learn more about the parade, which, over the past seven years, has grown into a major part of the city’s cultural calendar and is now a much broader city-wide celebration of outdoor arts; in association with Walk The Plank.

Hot topic – enhancing civic life:

How can Outdoor Arts have a positive effect on civic life and the wider community?

Participants include: Nancy Barrett, Director, Creative SceneShanaz Gulzar, Adept ProjectsDr Louise Platt, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityLiz Pugh, Co-Founder & Producer, Walk the Plank;
Vicky Rosin, former Head of Culture for Manchester City Council.

[Click here to book Manchester]

ISAN On the Road: WINCHESTER

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3 Jul 10:30am

Breakfast time! ISAN visits the UK’s oldest Outdoor Arts festival; in association with Hat Fair & the University of Winchester.

Hot topic: safeguarding future skills

[Click here to book Winchester]

ISAN On the Road: MILTON KEYNES

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17 Jul 10:00am

It’s a creative afternoon tea as ISAN heads to the new Creation Centre in Milton Keynes; in association with Festive Road and MK Festival Fringe.

Hot topic: building business relationships

[Click here to book Milton Keynes]

ISAN On the Road: GLASGOW

31 Jul 10:30am

Join for a café brunch in Glasgow for the fourth networking and discussion opportunity; in association with Merchant City Festival, Creative Scotland & Articulation.

Hot topic: developing partnership funding

[Click here to book Glasgow]

ISAN On the Road: STOCKTON

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6 Aug 10:00am

Breakfast time in Stockton-on-Tees, home of the very successful international festival, for more Outdoor Arts networking; in association with Stockton International Riverside Festival.

Hot topic: purposeful inclusive programming

[Click here to book Stockton]

ISAN On the Road: KENDAL

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26 Aug 5:00pm

ISAN visits Kendal for lakeside networking; in association with Lakes Alive. This one offers the chance to stay on for an fantastic al fresco dinner (and will probably require camping, yay!).

Hot topic: dynamic digital work

[Click here to book Kendal]

ISAN On the Road: DERBY

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23 Sep 3:30pm

ISAN visits Derby and its very co-operative festival model for afternoon tea, networking and conversation; in association with Derby Festé.

Hot topic: dance in the outdoors

[Click here to book Derby]

ISAN On the Road: LLANDUDNO

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25 Sep 10:00am

ISAN heads to Welsh seaside for the last Outdoor Arts brunch of the season at Llawn#4; in association with Articulture Wales.

Hot topic: practical rural programming 

[Click here to book Llandudno]