NRTF Conference 2017
Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 June 2017
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
• Keynote speech from celebrated writer, theatre maker and Fun Palaces Co-Director Stella Duffy OBE
• Update on the national rural dance initiative with an extract from tour de force Uchenna Dance• Spoken word and the rural challenge
News from leading initative The Inn Crowd, the South East and East of England’s programme of spoken word inspired events in rural pubs, plus insights from artist producers, plus contrasting extracts from Rob Gee and Sophia Walker, chaired by James Urquart, Arts Council England
• The importance of place.
A session from New Perspectives where theatre makers Jack McNamara, Alan Lyddiard and Michael Pinchbeck share approaches to two very different theatre pieces, with rural insights from Dr Jo Robinson, University of Nottingham
PLUS 7pm until late
Hosted by Stella Duffy OBE, featuring awards presented by leading researcher and writer Francois Matarasso, China Plate Co-Director Ed Collier, writer and associate editor of the Stage Lyn Gardner and Becci Speight, CEO of The Woodland Trust
BEING BOLD: Thursday 29 June 2017, 9.45am – 4.30pm
The morning features an extract from Where’s My Igloo Gone, a production grounded in science and powered by the imagination which will lead into a wider conversation on inclusion and disability in a rural context.
• In the afternoon, Fundraising Fundamentals from 2.00pm - 4.30pm offers you the chance to engage with experts in specialist areas of fundraising who will work with you to spark fresh ideas to build on in order to gain new investment for professional arts in your communities and across networks.
We are grateful to Arts Funding and Philanthropy for an award towards this afternoon training session.
The fundraising workshops will offer a choice between:
Getting started, trusts and foundations, individual giving and sponsorship, and online fundraising and we will be asking you to sign up to one of these sessions shortly.
We are looking for some success stories - if you have had some fundraising successes - or heard of any - no matter how small (or large!) please fill out the form to the right and send it in to us.
Further information about Fundraising Fundamentals is available to download to the right.