Arts Council England, in partnership with Festivals Edinburgh, is hosting a Talent Development Symposium to explore how to identify artistic talent and create the ideal environment for the creation of great art. This is an industry gathering taking place over the mornings of August 18th and 19th in Edinburgh with 100 invited artists, producers and funders. The symposium will discuss the issues involved in identifying talent and supporting artists to develop their practice; whether they are at the beginning or a more mature stage of their career. The Arts Council and Festivals Edinburgh would like to encourage the arts community to share their experiences and views, and to explore how their own organisations or artistic communities can contribute to the development of Britain’s artists.
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A presentation about the Talent Development Symposium 2010 by Roanne Dods. read more
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I’ve just listened to an awesome keynote speech at Talent Development Symposium by Heiner Goebbels, in which he highlighted the creative attrition (my phrase) in the way that the structures around arts facilitation (education, production and funding) work. One example he gave was that of modern orchestral work being commissioned purely to justify the existence [...] read more