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 - Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Annette Mees is the head of audience labs at the Royal Opera House in London, a new department which will be experimenting with immersive technology opening up new experiences for audiences. She was a Creative Fellow of WIRED magazine and The Space, the guest artistic director of the Danish Inspiration Lab, and started her career as co-artistic director of interactive theatre company Coney. Annette has worked with diverse partners across sectors including Tate Britain, the United Kingdom Parliament, Ogilvy, WIRED Magazine, British Council, The National Theatre of Wales, SJ01 San Jose Biennale, Nesta, and several UK universities. She enjoys bringing together interdisciplinary teams that normally do not work together. Annette has worked with a wide range of specialists including artists, designers, theatre makers, academics, politicians, thinkers, futurists, creative technologists, AI experts, film makers, historians, curators, producers, advertising agencies, a magician and an astronaut.