It’s late 2021 – venues are open, artists are working – it’s time to delve into how cultural and creative organisations are at the forefront of the city’s recovery.
Enter ABCD Igniter – a series of online events (starting in early 2022), featuring international, national and local speakers, that will provoke ideas, suggest new ways of working, and invite you to re-energise collaborations.
Peter Chivers, Director at Future Creators, explains why the event series is pivotal to the creative sector recovery plan:
‘As a member of the Engine Room working group for the Cultural Recovery plan I’m thrilled to see this event series take flight. Creative workers and cultural organisations of all scales have had to adapt in precarious circumstances. These Igniter events will exchange ideas and draw inspiration, as well as peer-lead development from thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs locally and from across the world to catalyse new ways of working, renewed resilience and energy into 2022.’
Delivered by always possible the events are free to attend for those who work in the creative industries within the Greater Brighton area.
The pandemic has shown how vulnerable the creative sector can be, but also how critical it is for wellbeing, understanding and belonging. How can we be better prepared for a future crisis? What strengths can we keep building on? The events will cover all of these questions and more, providing inspiration for creative solutions.
Richard Freeman, CEO at always possible explains why these are events are so important for the sector.
‘The always possible team are excited about these Igniter events, which will move many great ideas into tangible action. Brighton & Hove is a city of creativity and great potential. But the opportunity to take stock, challenge ourselves and provoke ourselves to be a bit braver is timely.’
The ABCD Igniter Events series, organised by always possible and funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, is an opportunity for you to be heard, to learn, to challenge and be inspired – empowered by Brighton’s radical heart.
For more information on the Igniter Events series go to alwayspossible.co.uk/igniter or email [email protected]