Summit: reboot


Length: 1:03:15


Many creative entrepreneurs are reliant on the support of cultural institutions, funders and other ‘gatekeepers’ to give them their first big break. So how can our organisations best support and nurture creative entrepreneurs and innovators, whether they fresh eyes from outside the established sector or internal managers reimagining a piece of the cultural experience? And what are some of the best ingredients for creating mutually-beneficial, two-way collaborations?

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This talk is presented by

Stephanie Pereira - VP of Creator Success, Rally (Former Director, NEW INC, New Museum NYC)

Stephanie Pereira is VP of Creator Success at Rally and a community engagement expert with more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of arts, tech and business. Before joining Rally in May 2021, Stephanie served as Director of New Museum's NEW INC. There, she co-founded the museum-led incubator’s accelerator and production studio, ONX Studio. Prior to that, she was a senior leader at Kickstarter where she worked for over six years, first as the inaugural Director of Arts, and ultimately as Director of Creator Engagement where she oversaw strategic growth and management of a global community of over 100K people.

Ryan Board - Founder, Folkalist

Ryan Board is a design consultant with over 20 years of experience working for big brands and institutions, such as Microsoft, Nokia, the Design Museum and Serpentine Galleries. In 2020, he founded Folkalist - a social enterprise focused on connecting collaborators with projects. Since then, Folkalist is on a mission to liberate human potential.

Annette Mees - Artistic Director, Audience Labs

Annette Mees is an award-winning theatre director and artistic director known for her innovative, experiential work that allows audiences to immerse themselves in new possibilities and big ideas.

She is the Artistic Director of Audience Labs; a hub for imagination exploring new forms of theatre and technology to dream up cultural futures. We bring together interdisciplinary teams to create artistic work that defies definitions, undertake interdisciplinary R&D and spark new thinking. We believe in the power of imagination, stories and culture to help us find a language for transformative futures in which communities across the globe and the planet itself can be healthy, happy and thrive.

Audience Labs started at the Royal Opera House but now works for and with different organisations at the intersection of culture, innovation and social change. Most recently it has been housed at King’s College London where we worked with AHRC to explore the underlying questions emerging around these new forms. We are hosting conversations between leaders from culture, innovation, technology, gaming, social innovation and beyond to explore pathways towards an innovative, ethical and impactful future of the UK’s creative industries.

Next to that Annette Mees works as an innovation strategist, artistic advisor and dramaturg for a range of organisations and projects at the intersection of performance and innovation. Currently she is the chair of FutureEverything, a co-host of global conversation on The Future of Culture supported by Arup and Therme, an artist mentor for CPH:DOX, directing David Finnigan’s “You're Safe Till 2024” and developing a strategic R&D project on the future of hybrid cultural venues with Substrakt.

Previously she was a Creative Fellow for WIRED and The Space, Guest-Artistic Director of the Danish Inspiration Lab. She started her career as one of the co-Artistic Directors of Coney - an internationally renowned immersive theatre company. She was awarded the “Theatre Encouragement Award” by the Writers Guild of Great Britain for her collaborative approach to working with writers.