Salon BHAM! WHO PAYS??

  • Friday 20th May 2016
  • IDFB Festival Hub
    Municipal Bank Building, Broad Street
    Birmingham
    B1 2DR
    (View on Google Maps)
  • Free
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THIS EVENT IS PAY WHAT YOU WANT ON THE DOOR. PLEASE USE THE BUTTON ABOVE TO BOOK TO ENSURE A TICKET AS CAPACITY IS LIMITED.

Join BDN for our second ever Salon BHAM!, happening as part of IDFB 2016 as we ask:

‘WHO SHOULD FOOT THE BILL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN BRITAIN, AND HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?’

We’ve put together an exciting panel of industry professionals to kick off a debate taking place in IDFB’S majestic Festival Hub building to discuss HOW WE PAY ARTISTS IN THE UK. Always a hot potato, we want to know what you think. Should artists work for free? How do we decide how much they are worth? Who should foot the bill for artists, performers and makers in Britain?

Salon BHAM! is a series of debates brought to you by Birmingham Dance Network that allow you to discuss hot topics affecting the performing arts industry today.

There will be a panel discussion followed by open space group discussions, where you can set the agenda for a more in-depth look at the issue.

**We’ve managed to wangle a sweet deal that means anyone who books onto Salon BHAM! can get £7 tickets to see Ballet BC’s triple bill at the Hippodrome which starts at 7.30 (enough time for you to grab a bite and head down to the performance). We’re very lucky to have Ballet BC’s executive director Branislav Henselmann on our panel for Salon BHAM! but you have to book to take advantage of this great offer!**

 

ON THE PANEL

SCOTTEE – Total Theatre Award winner Scottee describes himself as an artist, activist, broadcaster, writer and attention seeker.

BRANISLAV HENSELMANN – Executive Director of Ballet BC (Canada).

FIONA ALLAN – Chief executive of the Hippodrome.

NICHOLAS KEEGAN – As well as being dance representative on the Equity Council, Nicholas is also a freelance dance artist.

We will be inviting audience questions for the panel to discuss. If you have a specific question you would like to ask one of our panel members, you can email us to make sure your question gets heard. Please go to our Contact page for information on how to get in touch.

Cherry Reds will be serving food and drink from their pop up Festival Cafe during the event.