Missed a Webinar Wednesday? No problem, you can watch recordings of the webinars at a time convenient for you.
Each webinar took place on Zoom, hosted by The Place's Artist Development Producer Amy Bell. Closed captions are available, please select on the YouTube controls to make them visible.
The impact of Covid-19 on the performing arts sector is huge and artists are also dealing with the shifts in context that it has catalysed. What has become even more visible is the inequalities in our society and in the arts and this raises many big questions that we must grapple with together:
Referencing her own collaborators, learning, tools, processes and values, Kim Simpson led a discussion to begin unpicking some of these questions.
Note for clarity: Kim and Mele Broomes work on Freelance Task Force which is not with people of colour as stated in the webinar, but specifically Black Scottish Freelancers.
Here are some useful links to resources and people that Kim references during his webinar:
About Kim Simpson
Working from her base in Glasgow under the name Blood and Bone, Kim Simpson is a consciously and fiercely independent curator, producer, facilitator and coach. Kim uses her lived experiences of disability and exclusion in her work with people, organisations, institutions and networks, drawn to the 'connective tissue' of arts and culture, making links, sharing knowledge, strengthening collaboration, relationships and systems and empowering creative, energising and ecological working bringing her passions for learning, equalities and connecting people and ideas in a global world and interconnected time. Kim is less concerned with what we do than with how we do it.
Kim collaborates on artist and sector relations with Take Me Somewhere, artistic programme with Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and on strategic, facilitation, consulting, research and evaluation projects with Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Federation of Scottish Theatre, Collective Gallery, Creative Scotland and Unlimited. Kim is a Clore Leadership Fellow, an ISPA Global Fellow and an active member of IETM.