RE:Present arose out of a series of informal scoping discussions instigated by Assistant Director, Culture and Visitor Economy at Birmingham City Council Val Birchall with Helga Henry and Lara Ratnaraja. Following some feedback from cultural leaders in the city, RE:Present was born.
The RE:Present programme is a new initiative aimed at emergent and established cultural leaders/ producers and artist/leaders from diverse backgrounds who are currently under-represented in Birmingham. Re:Present is delivered by Creative Shift and Lara Ratnaraja, funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England in a unique partnership with University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University and Aston Business School.
RE:Present seeks to address the wider ecology of cultural leadership in Birmingham by developing a cohesive programme including: skills development including digital leadership, brokered mentoring/orientation in the marketplace, networks – how to make, use and leverage off them, presentation, communication and meeting skills, confidence and peer learning opportunities.
There will be a Symposium for you to hear more about Re:Present taking place on:
Tuesday 20th September – 1.00pm to 5.30pm
PWC suite, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
The proposed symposium will be an opportunity to share findings from the Re:Present16 evaluation report based on research by Dr Annette Naudin of BCU and initiate further discussions on the subject of cultural leadership and diversity in Birmingham.
Indy Hunjan of Kala Phool was part of the Re:Present16 cohort and will be participating in the Symposium.
It is an invited audience event so if you do want to come along, do book your place here.