Arts TV Forum 2014

Northern Film & Media and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art have joined forces to present Arts TV Forum 2014 – an agenda-setting exploration of the current and future landscape of arts-based programming.

Chaired by Maggie Brown of The Guardian, Arts TV Forum 2014 will feature:

  • A keynote ‘in ‘conversation’ with Alan Yentob, Creative Director, BBC
  • Positioning presentations and panel discussion with leading arts TV commissioners Mark Bell (BBC), Don Boyd (HiBROW), Alison Clark-Jenkins (Arts Council England), Phil Edgar-Jones (Sky), Richard Klein (ITV) and Susie Wright (Channel 4).
  • Premier screenings of two new short films made by artist-filmmakers Ben Jeans Houghton and Sophie Michael through NFM and BALTIC's 'Artist's Cut' initiative

Recent pronouncements from Lord Hall and other key representatives of the major broadcasters have placed the arts at the heart of their offering. The the continuing proliferation of TV channels and digital platforms has also created a greater market for arts television programming than ever before. At the same time other voices claim that it’s harder than ever to get risk-taking programmes made that talent development is being continually squeezed. So is this a golden age for arts television? Or the opposite?

Featuring a panel of leading commissioners, Arts TV Forum 2014 will reveal the strategic thinking and content requirements of key decision makers, as well as exploring how content creators and arts organisations can tap into existing and future opportunities.

This event will also offer unparalleled opportunities to network with some of the most influential decision makers in arts-based broadcast media as well as with forward-looking content creators and cultural organisations.

When: Wednesday 22 October, 6.30pm – 10.00pm (registration from 6.00pm)

Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Thanks to the support of our funders, tickets are available at the earlybird price of £10 until the end of Wednesday 15 Oct and £15 thereafter.

To book your place please click herePlease note that registrations close at midnight on Tues 21st Oct. We will not be able to process bookings after this point.

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