Events and Projects

 
Heritage Centre Stage

Heritage Centre Stage

Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton


Reawakening the Royal Pavilion Estate

Combining a royal palace and Regency garden, a museum and art gallery and three performing art spaces, the Royal Pavilion Estate is Brighton & Hove’s cultural heart, and the Royal Pavilion its internationally recognised icon and a symbol of Brighton’s unique eccentricity.

The Vision:  Since 2013, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, the Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton & Hove City Council have been working together on a plan to continue to protect and restore this rich heritage. 

Phase one is a major refurbishment of the nationally important Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, alongside essential conservation work. The transformation of the Corn Exchange will restore and reveal original heritage features of the former Prince Regent's Riding House as well as provide increased capacity seating and a magnificent new viewing gallery.

Major improvements to the Studio Theatre will include balcony seating, a new artists' creation space, new bar facilities and a café opening onto New Road.  sam-culture worked with Tricolor Associates on content planning and delivery of a themed open day providing opportunities for local reminiscences and project engagement.

 
 

Exotic Creatures

Royal Pavilion and Museum, Brighton


Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens in Brighton Museum in May and Exotic Creatures will be displayed at the Royal Pavilion during 2015.

sam-culture are working to build audiences for these two exhibitions with a comprehensive marketing campaign including exclusive preview events.

 
The Politics of Participation

The Politics of Participation

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery


National Conference:  Wednesday 12 November 2014

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, with sam-culture, hosted The Politics of Participation in Museums.

As museums and galleries develop participatory practice, co-production and co-curation this conference critically interrogated the challenges of this way of working and questioned its viability in the context of ever-shrinking funding for cultural institutions.  David Anderson, Piotr Bienkowski, Helen Graham and Bernadette Lynch were some of the speakers at this lively, thought provoking conference.  

A follow-up report in association with University of Brighton is now in production.

 

 
Pavilion Contemporary

Pavilion Contemporary

Maisie Broadhead Commission


Artist Maisie Broadhead's installation 'Peepers' was the 3rd Pavilion Contemporary commission. 

sam-culture worked with the artist and the Royal Pavilion on marketing and audience development.

 

 
Brighton Festival 2014

Brighton Festival 2014


Brighton Festival; developing new audiences

sam-culture developed targeted marketing campaigns to  support audience development for specific events at Brighton Festival 2014, including Northern Stage€™s Catch 22;  Philharmonic Orchestra: Wim Vanderkeybus€™ Talk to the Demon;  Feria Musica€™sSinue and The Tempest in Musick by New London Consort

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From Downs To Sea

From Downs To Sea

Brighton Museum 5 April - 15 June


Seascapes by L S Lowry and Jeffrey Camp; rural scenes by Peter Doig and Edward Burra and urban images by Carel Weight and David Redfern feature in this new free exhibition, co-curated by residents from Portslade and West Hove.

sam-culture is involved with audience development for Brighton Museum

 
Primavera Chamber Ensemble

Primavera Chamber Ensemble


sam-culture are helping Primavera Chamber Ensemble to update their communications and booking systems.  We are also keen to develop family audiences for their Spring 2014 concert series.

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Petit Mal: Concrete Circus

Petit Mal: Concrete Circus at Brighton Dome


Marketing support for Brighton Dome Christmas show

Working to bring new audiences to this exciting and innovative production and maximise the vital pre-Christmas market.

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Family Arts Learning Event

Family Arts Learning Event

Family Arts Learning Event


London March 2014

The major Arts Council funded Audience Focus Strand 3 Families national programme (led by TMA/VAGA/ABO/Dance UK/SOLT/ITC) is yielding new knowledge, insights and debates about this audience sector.

These will be shared at a learning event curated by Pam Jarvis, Catherine Rose and Catherine Sutton

 
The Great War

The Great War

An interreg project and exhibition at Brighton Museum


 

Brighton Museum and the national centenary commemorations of World War One

Different aspects of WW1 and the individual's experience of war: civilian or active service, suffragettes, conscientious objectors, war artists, soldiers of different nationalities and ranks, military or political, social or cultural - will be explored in Brighton Museum€™s contribution to the 2014 national commemorations of WW1.

Such a spectrum of perspectives on war and WW1 opens many possibilities and opportunities for engaging with different audiences. sam-culture will work with RPM to bring new audiences to the Museum

 
Subversive Design

Subversive Design

Now Open: objects that provoke and amuse.


Grayson Perry, Alexander McQueen, Shao Fan and Phillippe Starck at Brighton Museum

Subversive Design show how influencers and innovators challenge established practice, play with form and function and change and subvert expectations. Makers and designers featured include leading innovators Grayson Perry, Alexander McQueen, Shao Fan and Philippe Starck.  

sam-culture is focusing on reaching new market sectors for this exhibition.

 
Turner in Brighton

Turner in Brighton

Royal Pavilion Brighton


Developing new audiences for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton   

Turner retains a fascination and a focus for critical debate. His watercolour of The Chain Pier, Brighton, purchased by the Royal Pavilion from a private collection in America, is a significant addition to the city€™s public collections as well as the nation's heritage. It will be the focal point of a new exhibition this autumn. sam-culture is focusing on developing new audiences for this exhibition, including a familiarisation event for 60 group bookers.

 
WOAD:  Regency Colour

WOAD: Regency Colour

Royal Pavilion, Brighton


 

 

 

In Regency times, visitors to Royal Pavilion were astonished at the flamboyant colours in its exotic interiors. New temporary displays in the Royal Pavilion explore the palace€™s innovative and radical use of colour during the Regency period.

sam-culture is focusing on developing new audiences for this exhibition.

 
Developing Audiences for the 2013 Festival

Developing Audiences for the 2013 Festival

Brighton Festival


Brighton Festival

sam-culture has had a long relationship with the Brighton Festival. This year we are focusing on developing new audiences for circus and for childrens dance and theatre shows.   We will also welcome The Kite Runner to Brighton Theatre Royal.

 
Barnum at the Theatre in the Park

Barnum at the Theatre in the Park

Chichester Festival Theatre


 

An interesting year for Chichester Festival Theatre.  As the theatre undergoes redevelopment, productions move into a new temporary Theatre in the Park, where the big production will be Barnum.

sam-culture has a long relationship with CFT and will be working on developing family audiences.  

 
Hanover Band:  South Downs National Park Tour

Hanover Band: South Downs National Park Tour

Baroque music in churches across Sussex


Baroque Music performed in churches of outstanding beauty across the South Downs

As part of engaging the communities in the new South Downs National Park, Hanover Band has been commissioned to present a series of concerts of Baroque music in some of the Park€™s most historic churches in May.

sam-culture is providing tour marketing support.

 
 

Cultural Tourism - The Universal Fix by Pam Jarvis

Journal of Arts Management: Spring 2013


Places have, for centuries, been commodities to be consumed, branded and packaged like any other. 

It is timely to reassess the role of cultural organisations in cultural tourism.

The approach we developed at sam-culture demonstrates that if cultural tourism is going to work, it needs:

-  local leadership to get wide buy-in

-  a commitment that it will benefit residents as well as visitors

-  the vision to grasp opportunities and create experiences that are engaging and authentic and involve visitors with the place and its culture.

 
 

Ed Vaizey discusses the Economic Impact of arts and culture

2012 Summer of Culture in Milton Keynes: sam-culture Economic Impact Study


Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries: DCMS, in his speech at Local Government Association Conference, discussed the relationship between arts and growth and highlighted destinations that are growing their economies by nurturing local culture.

He referred to sam-culture€™s economic impact study of Milton Keynes Council€™s 2012 Summer of Culture

https://www.gov.uk/.../speeches/speech-by-ed-vaizey-minister-for-culture..

 
Pavilion Contemporary

Pavilion Contemporary

Royal Pavilion, Brighton


The Lost Pagodas by Geraldine Pilgrim

Artist Geraldine Pilgrim€™s evocative installations create a contemporary dialogue with historic sites. She has created four unique pagodas especially for Pavilion Contemporary, the annual contemporary commission. sam-culture is organising an artist event and an audience development campaign linking heritage and contemporary interests

 
Mind Walking - 2013 National Tour support

Mind Walking - 2013 National Tour support

BandBazi


BandBazi, the internationally acclaimed theatre company, is touring Mind Walking in Spring 2013, its most ambitious production to date. Created by EastEnders writer Tanika Gupta, Mind Walking explores notions of home, cultural identity and family bonds. sam-culture is undertaking the tour marketing, following the organisational development consultancy they commissioned from us.

 
BIBA and Beyond

BIBA and Beyond

Client: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery


Biba and Beyond

Biba transformed the style of a generation and the world of fashion. Brighton Museum€™s major new exhibition is an outstanding opportunity for the museum to break all its records for attendance. sam-culture€™s market development support includes business cultivation events and sector-specific marketing campaigns.  

 
Digitalize Late

Digitalize Late

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery


Digitalize Late was an opportunity to experience Brighton Museum after hours.  The event followed a week long residency by digital artists SDNA and included live music and DJ's. 

sam-culture worked on project development and marketing for the event.

 
 

Young Audiences: Big Questions - TMA Thinktank - Thursday 14 June 2012

Arts Council England


This important TMA thinktank, funded by Arts Council England, brought together theatre industry leaders to talk through two key issues:

  1. How can the industry work together to make a simple standard offer to young audiences countrywide?
  2. How can the industry use its creative talents to engage more young people? 

New audiences and new insights about audiences emerged from A Night Less Ordinary. New relationships were forged.  Many theatres are taking forward initiatives to engage young audiences but could the theatre industry find new ways to work together?

Pam curated this thinktank with David Brownlee, General Manager of TMA, and James Mackenzie-Blackman.

Further initiatives to encourage and engage young audiences are planned

 
World Stories

World Stories

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery


sam-culture has produced the marketing plan for the new World Stories gallery at Brighton Museum. The museum has been exemplary in involving young people in creating this gallery. sam has worked with the Museum team from an early stage, from focus groups with hard to reach young audiences to more recent sessions with the Museum Collective to create effective communications for young people.  We are also working to reach new specialist audiences.

 
Culture Sussex

Culture Sussex

Client : Sussex Tourism Partnership


sam was commisioned by Sussex Tourism Partnership to develop a new cultural highlights channel site and e-newsletter in conjunction with visitsussex.org - the official tourism website for the region.

The new channel site made monthly recommendations, identifying the best cultural product available across Sussex and Brighton and Hove. This section of the website also suggested other places to visit, places to eat and stay in order to create a holistic offer for potential visitors, whether they are from within Sussex or from outside of the area.

The aim of these two new tools was to showcase the very best, high-end cultural product available throughout Sussex, alongside comparable leisure, culinary and accommodation experiences.

www.visitsussex.org

 
Ahead of the Game

Ahead of the Game

Client : West Sussex County Council


This conference presented a range of exciting opportunities for Cultural Olympiad community celebrations in the run up to London 2012. At Ahead of the Game, sam produced a lively conference on behalf of West Sussex Arts Partnership at Ropetackle in Shoreham.

Arts, festival and event organisers were inspired by high class speakers including Mark Murphy, who directed the opening night ceremony for Liverpool €™08 and Angharad Wynne-Jones, Director of the London International Festival of Theatre. Lorna Dallas-Conte led a creative networking event and delegates heard about a range of inspiring case studies from around the world.

www.westsussex-aheadofthegame.com/page/culture/

 
In Touch With Art

In Touch With Art

Client: St. Dunstans, Goldsmiths - University of London, V&A


In Touch With Art - the first collaboration between the V&A, Goldsmiths University and St Dunstan€™s, the independent charity for blind ex-service men and women empowered arts organisations to engage creatively with visually impaired people through the visual arts.

The two day conference featured an international array of practitioners and artists from major organisations including The Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, TATE, University of Fine Art Berlin, and the V&A. Delegates learned practical skills and methods to engage with visual art, be they visually impaired or working with visually impaired people.

sam worked closely with all of the organisations to programme, organise and recruit for this event in order to demystify what visual impairment means and motivate and inspire you to think about different learning styles and ways of seeing. 

The conference examined models of best practice for the interpretation of visual arts for visually impaired audiences; investigated ways of teaching art to people with visual impairment; explored experiences of practising artists with visual impairment; identified how people with visual impairment can interact with art in gallery and museum environments and explored the personal, professional, physical and psychological experiences of artists, educators, and visitors with visual impairment.

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to download the conference programme.

 
Seaside Heritage: Colourful Past, Bright Future

Seaside Heritage: Colourful Past, Bright Future

Client : English Heritage


Seaside Heritage: Colourful Past, Bright Future took place in the historic St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, exploring how an appreciation of the past can help to inject seaside towns with vitality and a sense of purpose again. It highlighted the problems and challenges today in finding a balance between heritage and contemporary experiences and priorities, and considered the practical measures needed to ensure the future of the precious part of our history.

The two day event brought together 200 stakeholders working within heritage, regeneration, conversation, and tourism. sam managed all aspects of marketing and recruitment, pre-production, and running the successful conference on the two days.

"sam were magnificent! From their appointment to the completion of the conference they took care of all the detailed arrangements and let me get on with my work. They had an understanding of how to run events to the highest standard. sam took care of every detail of the conference, and produced an event that everyone thought was the most professional they had attended."
Allen Broadie, Senior Investigator, English Heritage.

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
The Culture Business

The Culture Business

Client : WSCC, West Sussex Arts Partnership, Arts Council England


This one day conference was aimed at increasing the understanding of the value of the West Sussex arts and heritage sectors, their growth potential, and how we can maximise the benefit the sectors bring to the wider economy, and to communities.

A clear picture of the size and scope of the cultural sector emerged as a result of research initiated by the West Sussex Arts Partnership €“ who commissioned sam to measure the contribution of arts and heritage, on a district by district basis to the county's economy and to develop a robust framework of knowledge and data. Research examined turnover, investment levels, employment, GDP, business format, user levels, confidence in the future, and barriers to success.

The Culture Business provided an opportunity to discuss the key findings, outcomes and issues in the context of the broader UK economy and landscape. Leading local, regional and national specialists presented case studies and led a stimulating exchange of expertise and opinions, helping us to identify our distinctive cultural assets and how they can contribute to the county's competitive edge.

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
Made In Sussex

Made In Sussex

Client : East Sussex Area Investment Framework


Made In Sussex worked with individuals, businesses and organisations who were making and selling art and craft in the Rother, Wealden, Lewes and Eastbourne areas.

The aim of the project was to:

  • Build the capacity and proficiency of the art and craft sector to utilise new and existing opportunities for online sales and business growth
  • Develop the sector€™s selling and promotional skills
  • Increase the volume and value of sales for those involved in the project
  • Provide the sector with a greater awareness for their potential for growth from cultural tourism
  • Enhance the perception of East Sussex as a place for seeing and buying contemporary art and craft

sam worked with Academy Internet to develop an artists€™ and galleries training package and resource as well as building an online gallery through which participating individuals and businesses could sell their work.  In all over a 120 people received training and nearly 200 used the site to sell their work.
 

 
The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Client: Asham Literary Endowment Trust


The Write Stuff was designed to take the Asham Trust in a new direction; expanding their programme of work with schools and libraries across Sussex. The aim of the project was to create an anthology of young peoples€™ (11-16) writing through a mentoring scheme with award winning writers Mal Peet, Anne Cassidy and Nicky Singer.

The Write Stuff is one of Asham€™s most exciting projects, as we feel it will make a real difference to many young people. sam did some excellent research for us two years ago, in preparation for The Write Stuff, so we had no hesitation of inviting them to manage the scheme. I know they will bring expertise and real commitment to the job.
Carole Buchan, Asham Trust

sam€™s role encompassed every aspect of the project including press liaison and organising a public launch event through to website design and development. At every stage, sam provided a first point-of-contact for the 800+ individuals involved and coordinated the 12 schools and libraries that took part in the ground-breaking project.  The anthology was published March 2007.

Click here
to download the evaluation report.

www.ashamaward.com

 
Your Place or Mine: Engaging New Audiences with Heritage

Your Place or Mine: Engaging New Audiences with Heritage

Client : English Heritage, National Trust


sam programmed and managed Your Place or Mine? The National Trust and English Heritage€™s first nationwide conference on engaging new audiences with our heritage. Your Place or Mine? attracted over 350 members of the heritage sector to discuss a range of questions surrounding the central issue of how we can reach and connect with all of our communities.

English Heritage commissioned sam to create and deliver a distinctive, creative and challenging event which incorporated off site field trips, live blog linkups, exhibitions, performances and a poet-in-residence alongside some of the country€™s most influential and important professionals working within the heritage sector.

The conference lasted two days with a diverse and extensive programme from over 80 speakers, assembled by sam to explore a rich variety of key heritage related issues. These were explored through debates, panel discussions and workshops with influential speakers which included David Lammy MP, Minister for Culture; Billy Bragg, musician and social campaigner; and Baroness Lola Young, former Head of Culture at the GLC.

I thought it was excellent €“ really helpful in so many different ways. I was in awe of the organisation; it must have involved planning on the scale of Operation Overlord! Congratulations on a marvellous achievement.
Mary Kinoulty, Head of Education, Mary Rose Trust

From managing the design of the conference identity and supporting materials, administering the booking of the delegates, through to the production of the event up to and during the two days it became live, sam worked closely with English Heritage and the National Trust to ensure a professional and rewarding event was experienced by all of the participants.

€œThey made a large and complex job manageable through their organisation, administration and production management of the event. Throughout the whole process, the co-ordination of 350 delegates, 80 speakers, two government ministers, a poet and a 40-strong community choir went smoothly: the fact that the conference went without a hitch is in no small part due to their hard work, efficiency and attention to detail. It was a pleasure working with the team and if I were to ever undertake something like this again, I would work with them without hesitation.€
Miriam Levin, Head of Outreach, English Heritage

Click here to download the conference programme.

www.yourplaceormine.org.uk

 
The Making of Medway: Placemaking in Medway through Cultural Investment

The Making of Medway: Placemaking in Medway through Cultural Investment

Client : TSE, Medway Council, Medway Renaissance, SEEDA, CSE, Sport England


What is the identity of where you live? How do you integrate your past with the future development of your area? How do you attract tourism and stand out from other destinations? The Making of Medway brought together leaders in cultural tourism with over 100 members of the local community to discuss the direction and identity of the Medway area.

Lively debate and challenging questions were explored by Simon Anholt, Ken Robinson, Sir Terry Farrell and Professor Eddie Friel OBE all of whom offered their insight into the continuing development of the area.

Tourism South East commissioned sam to develop, programme and produce the one day regional conference. Mark Dowling, Head of Development and Urban Regeneration for Tourism South East commented, €œTourism South East have worked closely with sam on a number of major conferences - they have an extremely creative approach combined with close attention to detail to make the event run smoothly and impressively.€

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
What€™s It Worth?  Evaluating Public Art

What€™s It Worth? Evaluating Public Art

Client : ACE, Art @ the Centre, Cass Sculpture Foundation


This sam programmed seminar, part of the Art Plus, the Award Scheme for Art in Public Place, discussed the role of the artist in contributing to community identity and sense of place and how best to gather evidence on the benefits of public investment in this type of culture-led regeneration.

 
Liven Up!

Liven Up!

Client : West Sussex County Council, Arts Council England


Liven Up! presented speakers from all over the UK who were managing successful projects that brought arts and communities together in very different ways to present their ideas on the role the arts had to play in community cohesion - from rural touring theatre to urban community.

Speakers included Tina Glover MBE, Director of Junction Arts; Gavin Stride, Chair of ITC; Tim Webb, Oily Cart; and Adrian Sinclair, Creative Director of Heads Together.

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
A Word in Your Ear: Making Live Literature Work For You

A Word in Your Ear: Making Live Literature Work For You

Client : East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council


Chaired by Peter Guttridge, writer in residence and literature programmer at Brighton€™s new Jubilee Library and author of six novels, this event explored new and exciting ways of making live literature engage and inspire a wide cross-section of audiences.

Speakers included:

  • Jonathan Davidson, The Orange Birmingham Book Festival
  • Russell Thompson and Jason Grant, Apples and Snakes
  • Bernadette Cremin, award winning poet
  • John Agard, award winning poet

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
Head to Head

Head to Head

Client : DCMS Millennium Commission; ACE, Brighton Arts Commission


As part of the Grass Roots strand of activity, sam and Brighton Fringe Arts Productions were commissioned to create an innovative professional development programme for mid-career artists and performers living within the city. Recognising that existing training provision was not always in tune with the needs of the creative sector, sam and BFAP produced a series of discussions and physical workshop sessions providing the opportunity to go Head to Head with some of the most influential and innovative artists and performers of our time.

The programme was a resounding success, providing an innovative and inspirational programme for artists at a critical point in their career. It is testament to the vision and professionalism of both organisations that you were able to attract such exciting artists to lead and to attend the sessions.
Donna Close, Arts Development Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council

The first series of four events concentrated on the performing arts, with Nigel Charnock founder member of DV8 and Artistic Director of Nigel Charnock & Company; Phelim McDermott, Artistic Director of Improbable; Rose English, renowned writer, performer and director; and Steve Hoggett, Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly.  These were followed with sessions led by the internationally renowned artist Richard Wentworth and Cara Howell head of education at Whitechapel Gallery. The 60 participants discovered new ways of furthering their artistic practise and building their creative networks.

The workshop was... a fascinating and inspiring insight, delivered in an easy-to-digest and supportive way. It was a very mind-expanding and positive experience.
Phelim McDermott, Improbable

www.brightonandhoveartscommission.org.uk

 
Arts In Sussex

Arts In Sussex

Client: Tourism South East, Sussex Tourism Partnership


The Arts in Sussex project was originally devised to establish collaboration between arts and tourism for mutual advantage and capacity building and to promote understanding of each other€™s work and product.

sam consulted with the projects various culture and tourism partners to develop, deliver and promote the Arts in Sussex website until 2006.

Aims of project:

  • To raise the profile of Sussex as an arts and cultural destination.
  • To generate and service requests for cultural information from an identified target market.
  • To increase attendance at cultural attractions.
  • To increase the number of domestic and international visitor bednights and spend.


 

 
Gardens of Normandy and Sussex

Gardens of Normandy and Sussex

Client : Tourism South East; Comite Regional de Tourism de Normandie


In a unique cultural tourism initiative, sam worked with Comite Regional de Tourism de Normandie (the equivalent to Normandy Tourist Board), to cultivate a new and fruitful dialogue between gardens from both sides of the Channel, providing opportunities to share best practise,exchange ideas, and broaden their offer to the public. For the first time, over 60 gardens of Sussex and Normandy were presented together to the international holiday destination market.

sam represented Sussex Gardens at some of the most prestigious horticultural events in Europe: Chelsea Flower Show in England, Courson Garden Show in France, and Beervelde Garden Show in Belgium. The ambition was to draw more visitors to the two participating regions and increase awareness of the new project website, which showcases beautiful gardens from both countries, alongside travel and visitor information.

The gardens project has been a huge success, particularly in helping us to develop our presence in the French market, notoriously difficult to break into. We have received primetime television coverage in France, and the benefits of this will definitely be felt this year.
Kevin Boorman, Manager,1066 Country Marketing

 
Art, Architecture and Alchemy

Art, Architecture and Alchemy

Client: West Sussex County Council, Arts Council England, Architecture Week


Art, Architecture and Alchemy was the sixth annual West Sussex arts conference, which explored innovative collaborations between artists, architects, planners and regenerators within the built environment. sam was commissioned to conceive, programme and produce the conference as part of Architecture Week.

The conference presented inspirational views from speakers of international renown and stimulated new ideas and partnerships. It has also helped to shape future agendas, contributing to West Sussex County Council€™s emerging arts and built environment policy.

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
Vision into Practice: Artists and Makers Seminar

Vision into Practice: Artists and Makers Seminar

Client : West Sussex County Council, Arts Council England


Artists who are serious about making a living from their work have a tough job. You have to be passionate about the quality of your creative practice. You also have to be managing director, head of marketing and administrator rolled into one. You have to know who€™s who and what€™s going on in the art world.

Vision into Practice covered a range of issues:­ enhancing careers and artistic development; understanding the range of opportunities and options available and how to make the best of these; public and private sector opportunities; career and artistic practice support and advice; and understanding the current state of the market, consumer needs, the retail sector, who shapes opinion and how.

Over 100 South East based artists and makers travelled to West Dean, the home of Edward James to listened to The Guardian and Independent€™s Liz Hoggard views on contemporary culture; Vanessa Swann, Chief Executive of Cockpit Arts on what makes a successful studio; and Stephen Beddoe talking to Simon Grennan about the role of the mentor, what€™s in it for them, what€™s in it for you?

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
Magnetic South

Magnetic South

Client : TSE; Arts Council England, South East; MLA South East, SEEDA


A 24-hour platform for rigorous debate and discussion that brought together 100 of the region's key opinion formers, alongside a prestigious line-up of major national figures from tourism and regeneration.

Chaired by the Executive Director of Arts Council England South East, the conference was the first ever inter-agency event to unite all the regional bodies, offering an international perspective on cultural tourism from such eminent names as: Sir Bob Scott; Charles Landry; Professor Colin Mercer; Simon Calder; Will Alsop; and Eddie Friel.

Magnetic South delivered a number of key lessons, underlining the way in which culture can help a city rediscover its sense of purpose.
Nigel Walmsley, Chair of Toursim South East

I was totally delighted with the conference. I don't think the event would have been possible without the input of sam, both in attracting top class speakers, coordinating the marketing of the event and managing the smooth running of the conference.
Charles Freeman, Executive Director, Culture South East

Click here to download the conference programme.

 
 

Festival Awaydays

Client : West Sussex County Council


A series of events for festivals to build capacity and aspiration including:

  • Building Audiences for Disability Arts
  • The Business of Festival: Business Planning for Festivals
  • That Feels Better: Arts & Well-being
  • Family Matters: Making Festivals Family Friendly
  • Art in Place: Exploring Environments through the Arts
 
Reaching the Regions: Journeys through time and place

Reaching the Regions: Journeys through time and place

Client : British Library, South East Museums,Libraries & Archives Council


sam worked on a series of events called Journeys through Time and Place as part of the the British Library's 18 month regional programme.

 
Here is Wherever: Comic Book Project

Here is Wherever: Comic Book Project

Client: HLF funded project produced in partnership with Grennan & Sperandio


Using Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and Lewes Castle and Museum as starting points, sam worked with internationally renowned artists Grennan & Sperandio to create stories that suggested that the past isn't lost, just slightly hidden by the present - where it's possible to bump into past characters, experiences and places any day of the week, anywhere you like.

In Here is Wherever, young people from the South Coast told fantastic dreams from the past and the future, secret signs in everyday life, the power of music and cheap time-travel.

The comic book project explored how young people perceived their €˜heritage€™, through their re-imagining of the histories of exhibits found in partner museums.

www.kartoonkings.com