Creative Enterprise – Virtual Support Workshops

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Our virtual workshops provide business support to screen companies (film, TV, games, immersive and digital) with a narrative/storytelling focus. Watch back previous virtual workshops below.


Curating & Commissioning Virtual & Augmented Reality (Galleries & Art Institutes)

11:00-13:00 BST /// Thursday 17 September
The second edition of this programme will look specifically at how curators and commissioners from the Visual Arts sector have welcomed VR and AR into their research, exhibition programmes and year round strategies. In addition, it will also focus on how their research has led to opportunities and supporting and commissioning artists working in these art forms.

Part 1 (11:00-12:00 BST)
Presented by Presented by Maitreyi Maheshwari – Head of Programme, FACT Liverpool
Maitreyi Maheshwari is Head of Programme at FACT (Film, Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool which is one of the UK’s leading media arts centres. She oversees FACT’s exhibitions, learning, research and artists residencies programmes. She has previously worked at London’s Zabludowicz Collection, where she developed a strand of programme focussed on artists VR. She has also worked at Tate Modern and Artangel. 

Part 2 (12:00-13:00 BST)
Presented by Anna Szylar – Digital Culture Programme Manager, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Anna Szylar is a culture manager, programmer, and producer. Since 2014, she has been associated with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a state institution aiming to increase international awareness of Polish culture. Currently working as manager of the Digital Cultures Programme dedicated to promoting Polish digital arts abroad through commissioning new works, and acting as a co-producer of VR projects, art installations, and indie games. She is also the head of the Digital Cultures Festival, established in 2017 as an international platform for networking and exchange in the field of new media, cross media, computer games, and digitally supported heritage preservation.

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In partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest, Creative England presented the first in a 4 part professional practice series for content creators working in Virtual and Augmented reality.

Programme Introduction, Project Packaging & Exhibition Strategising

Wednesday 12th Aug, 11am

To open the programme, Curator & Head of Alternate Realities Joe Cutts focused on potential methods of how to package your artwork for sending to Curators, protect its artistic authenticity and how to strategically plan your exhibition strategy. Artists learned:

–        About the direction of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities Programme

–        Recent trends in the industry

–        How to package their work

–        How to strategically plan on where to distribute your work to

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Gavin James- Money, Deals, Business: Film and TV Financing and Distribution [90 minutes]

Tuesday 19th May at 2pm

In this session, we covered what you can learn from film financing and film profit sharing, from two angles of streamer financing and traditional (independent and studio) film financing.  We also looked into streamer financing of series, traditional financing of TV broadcast series, as well as film distribution agreements and royalty reporting. To finish the session, we looked at what a collection account manager does, why you need one, and what a revenue waterfall looks like, and rounded off the webinar by giving some pointers about how to build a business plan for your enterprise, and maybe what potential investors will look for.

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Tim Reid- Developing Ideas: Creativity and Culture [90 minutes]

Tuesday May 26th at 2pm

During this webinar Tim shared his thoughts on what creativity is and how we can all get better at it. He shared a range of tried and tested tools and techniques, with stories, for how to tackle any challenge and have bigger, better ideas. And he talked through different ways of working that we can all steal from the world of comedy.

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Disruptive Thinking- Pitch Like a Pro [90 minutes]

Thursday May 28th at 2pm

How to pitch – during COVID-19 and beyond. Disruptive Thinking took delegates through effective pitching techniques with guidance on how to articulate their business proposition clearly. Whether you’re pitching for a project or investment over video call, or just trying to succinctly tell somebody what you do, this webinar provided a straightforward structure to follow. They were also joined by Nick Ellis, founder of Halo creative agency for a 30 minute Q&A.

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