In a general environment of limited public funding for the arts, how can arts and cultural organisations become more self-sufficient and develop their ability to create income? How does a community find, encourage and support entrepreneurial individuals and groups who can potentially make a considerable contribution to the economic and social development of a city? This seminar will go beyond the incubator or start-up approach, to look at ways to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of arts and cultural creative practices that provide an alternative to the traditional business or MBA approach.
This workshop is suitable for those who are interested in developing business around a creative practice as well as for policy makers who want to understand how to create the infrastructure needed to support an environment of creative entrepreneurship.
|Speaker||Dr. Gerald Lidstone BA MA ATC Dr.h.c FRGS|
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Conference Room
(37/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
|Fee||Members @$250; Non-members @$300|
Dr. Gerald Lidstone is director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also Deputy Head of the Drama Department and founder of the postgraduate MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy and MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programmes. He has also co-written and is now delivering an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries in Abu Dhabi for HCT. For the British Council and other agencies he has also taught Arts Management training courses including Arts Marketing, Arts Education, Fundraising, Copyright and Strategic Planning in over 20 countries. He has been working for the last ten years on behalf of The Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Viet Nam establishing Arts Management education in Hanoi University of Culture, and provided training for over 100 arts organisations, funded by the Ford Foundation. He has undertaken an evaluation of the UK, National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts [NESTA], Graduate Pioneer Programme for Creativity, and recently contributed to the UNESCO group working on ‘Towards a New Cultural Policy Profile’ and to the UNESCO World conference on Arts Education in Seoul 2010.