Key arts TV commissioners confirmed for NFM/BALTIC Forum

Posted: 26th September 2012

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Northern Film & Media, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Guardian Culture Professionals Network will stage the first Arts TV Forum in Gateshead on Friday 12 October.

Arts TV commissioners Mark Bell (BBC), Tabitha Jackson (Channel 4) and James Hunt (Sky Arts) headline an examination of the arts TV landscape, which will be chaired by The Guardian and The Stage journalist Maggie Brown.

Attending arts organisations and indies will get the inside-track on the latest content requirements of key broadcasters, digital opportunities and funding initiatives.

The Forum will also feature case studies on the £2.5 million BBC/Arts Council England online arts channel The Space, Sky’s Ignition arts investment programme and The Artist’s Cut – Northern Film & Media and Channel 4’s Arts Council England backed artist film development initiative. The event will include the premieres of two new narrative shorts by fine artists Matt Stokes and Cecilia Stenbom which were developed through The Artist’s Cut.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome a cross-section of key arts leaders to Gateshead for this partnership event with BALTIC and The Guardian,” said John Tulip, Northern Film & Media’s managing director.

“The Forum will provide the perfect opportunity for arts organisations and indies to explore the scope for collaboration in linear TV and through digital initiatives such as The Space.”

Anges Wilkie, BALTIC’s deputy director added: “We are delighted to be partnering Northern Film & Media in hosting this very timely event. BALTIC, as with many cultural organisations, is very interested in the role of broadcast within the arts and look forward to welcoming colleagues from both sectors to this event. With such as stellar guest panel it promises to be an extremely informative and engaging evening.”

Attendees will also have the chance to get a first view of two Belgrade-born Bojan Fajfric’s new exhibition at BALTIC. The exhibition will feature 2010’s film and installation piece Theta Rhythm and a new film depicting the rise of nationalism and journey to war in Fajfric’s native Serbia. The exhibition at BALTIC is Fajfric’s UK debut.

A free drinks reception will provide an opportunity to network with fellow arts and media professionals.

Early bird tickets priced at £10-£20 are available until Friday 5 October. Standard tickets are priced at £15-£30. Click here for more details and to reserve your place.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST ONLY.

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