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Brexit: Opportunities and prospects in the cultural sector

On 20th and 21st September 2023, touring artists is organising a symposium on Brexit and its consequences for the cultural sector in Hamburg. The symposium aims to better connect actors from the cultural sector, cultural administrations and cultural policy and to improve the exchange of knowledge and experience on all topics related to Brexit. The focus will be on cooperation between Germany and the United Kingdom, but perspectives from other EU states will also be examined.

Registration is required for participation on 20.09.2023. The event on 21.09. can be attended spontaneously without registration and also without a Reeperbahn Festival ticket. Participation on both days is free of charge. Participation via Zoom is also possible for the 20.09.



List of speakers

Day 1 - 20.09.2023

On Wednesday, 20.09., in Kampnagel we will focus on cultural policy issues: What are the prospects for bilateral cooperation? What funding instruments are there to further promote cultural exchange? What institutions and facilities are there? The symposium will be held in English. Registration is required for participation in the first day of the symposium.

Schedule - Kampnagel (Jarrestraße 20, 20303 Hamburg)*

(all dates CEST)

9:00  Meet & Greet
9:30  Welcome by Amelie Deuflhard (Kampnagel) and Felix Sodemann (touring artists and ITI)
9:45  Panel 1:  Residencies (participation via Zoom possible)
                          Moderation: Constanze Brockmann (touring artists and IGBK)
                          Participants: Bojana Panevska (Transartists | Dutch Culture/ On The Move) /
                                                Claudia Scholtz (Hessische Kulturstiftung) / Dr. Joseph Young (visual artist)
11:00 Panel 2: Festivals (participation via Zoom possible)
                          Moderation: Sophie Dowden
                          Participants: Christian Morin (Pop-Kultur Festival) / Jess Partridge (On The Move) /
                                                Simon Mundy (European Festivals Association)
12:00 Lunch Break
13:30              Workshop: Funding opportunities   
                         (Workshop with the Goethe-Institut London, OTM, Kreativ-Transfer and Pop Culture and Film Departement of the Cologne Cultural Office, among others)
15:00 Break
15:30              Wrap-Up / Summaries from the Workshop
15:45              Closing panel: Opportunities and prospects in the cultural sector (participation via Zoom possible)
                        Moderation: Sophie Dowden
                        Participants: Frank Baumann (Goethe-Institut London) / Simon Mundy (European Festivals Association) / Dr. Joseph Young (visual artist)
18:00 Farewell

*Subject to change!

Day 2 - 21.09.2023

Thursday 21.09. is part of the official conference programme of the Reeperbahnfestival in the location Pauli Spirit. Various keynotes will focus on practical information. Experts will share their experiences on topics such as entering the United Kingdom, customs issues, etc. A small panel will discuss current challenges and perspectives for the cultural sector in the wake of the Brexit. The keynotes will be held in English or German. The Panel will be held in English. Participation is also possible without a Reeperbahn Conference ticket.

Schedule - Pauli Spirit (3OG Klubhaus St. Pauli - Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg)*

(all dates CEST)

12:30 Welcome / What is touring artists? (Christine Heemsoth, touring artists and IGBK)
13:00 Keynote 1: Entry from UK to Schengen countries (Felix Sodemann, touring artists)
13:45 Keynote 2: Entering UK: Visa & Touring in UK (Katie James, Arts Info Point UK & Christian Morin, Headquarter Entertainment)
14:30 Keynote 3: Carnet ATA (Sebastian Eppner)
15:15 Keynote 4: Taxes in UK / Customs in UK (Kevin Offer, Hardwick and Morris LLP)
16:30 Closing panel: Best of Brexit?
           Moderation: Steve Blame
           Participants: Dave Webster (Musicians´ Union) / Stevie Toddler (alias psych-jazz 7-piece-Rum-Buffalo) / Katie James (Arts Infopoint UK) / Nina Radojewski (AIM)
19:00 Reception and concert with KEIR

*Subject to change!

+++ Please note: photos will be taken during the events and the Zoom-sessions will be recorded +++

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