Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to ensure
that UK arts have easy access to European markets,
that European cultural players are informed about UK arts offers,
that UK artists and arts organisations are aware of European arts market opportunities,
that collaborations between UK artists/arts organisations and European counterparts flourish,
that UK and European arts collaborations are of mutual benefit and create longterm relatons
It's all part of making a better world.
In a Europe where UK and other European artists benefit from mutual collaboration, and artists and art institutions find navigating opportunities and jointly conquering challenges easy, people will be able to enjoy the full range of human creativity, be empowered through experiencing the world through all senses, fun, new thinking and constantly innovating creation.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by UK and other European arts institutions, arts policy makers, artists of all genres and arts consumers.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Annual virtual/face-to-face exchange between arts policy makers from the UK and other European countries (high-profile conference on burning issues leading to enhanced cultural relations)
Collaboration fund for artists from the UK working with artists from other European countries
Common navigation tool for arts opportunities in Europe
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
Arts policy makers conference launched
Arts collaboration fund set up and secure for 10 years
Collaborators from European cultural institutions persuaded to regularly exchange information about arts opportunities on a dedicated website
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?