NXT Conference - Making a Living from the Arts

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The NXT Conference Making a Living from the Arts brings together academics from all over Europe, cultural professionals, cultural entrepreneurs and artists who will address the challenges that the contemporary arts sector is facing and explore the creative solutions that are being developed. The NXT Conference is a dynamic event, which aims to stimulate a critical debate on what is meant with cultural entrepreneurship in and outside academia.

During two days, the NXT conference will offer a variety of presentations and discussions on selected topics. Keynote speakers will address the values, beliefs, and myths of entrepreneurship and the arts. In addition to this, different entrepreneurial initiatives and involvement of entrepreneurship in higher arts education will be highlighted. During the parallel sessions, the delegates will have the opportunity to discuss selected topics in small groups and therefore be interactively involved in the topic. 

Thursday 14 September 2017

13.00  - 14.00 Registration and Coffee
14.00  - 15.00 Plenary 
- Entrepreneurship and the Arts: values, beliefs, and myths
- Elisabetta Lazzaro (University of the Arts Utrecht HKU)
- Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of the Arts Belgrade)
15.00  - 17.00 Parallel sessions
- Social impact and social innovation  
* Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia  (Conexiones improbables)
* James Doeser (researcher, writer & consultant)
* Joost Beunderman (00, Impact Hub Islington, Impact Hub Brixton) 
* Chair: Nadia Danhash, InnovationRCA, Royal College of Arts London
- Expanded professionalism in the arts
* Kai Lehikoinen (University of the Arts Helsinki)
* Iliana Fokiniaki (art critic & curator, State of Concept)
* Robert Glas (artist)
* Chair: Lars Ebert, ELIA
- Creative responses to labour struggles
* Anne Breure (Veem House for Performance)
* Marie Le Sourd (On The Move / Creative Tracks) 
* Susan Jones (writer, researcher & consultant in visual arts)
* Chair: Marijke Hoogenboom, DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam University of the Arts
17.00  - 17.30 Closing remarks
17.30  - 18.30 Transportation to Westergasfabriek
18.30  - 19.00 Opening NEU NOW Festival (Westergasfabriek)
19.00  - 20.00 NEU NOW Festival Programme
20.00  - 21.30 Dinner
Friday 15 September 2017
09.30  - 10.00 Coffee 
10.00  - 11.00 Plenary
- Making a Living from the Arts 
* Stephen Rockman (Merism Capital)
* Michiel Schwarz (Sustainism Lab)
11.00  - 13.00 Face to Face
- Approaching entrepreneurship in higher arts education
* Gwenoële Trapman (Master Creative Producing, Academy of Theatre and Dance, AHK) Jogintė Bučinskaitė (Nida Art * Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts) 
* Stephanie Feeney (Z-Kubator, University of the Arts Zurich)
- Entrepreneurial initiatives: new models of education? 
* Luka Piskoric (Poligon Creative Center)
* Rosina Gómez-Baeza (Factoria Cultural Madrid)
* Anna Kinneir (Makerversity)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and Networking
14.00  - 16.30 Learning Café 'The Artist of the Future'
16.30  - 17.00 Closing Session

NXT Conference Participation Fee: EUR 150
The fee includes one dinner, one lunch, attendance to the NEU NOW performance and the conference materials.
A surcharge of 4% service costs is added to the fee.

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