Stepping out on the tightrope

31 May 2024

Stepping out on the tightrope

31st May 10am-12noon
The Boardroom in the Crescent Arts Centre
Free for A&B NI Members. Non Members £20+vat
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Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice will share some the frameworks and tools for creative resilience from his book Tactics for the Tightrope, published by Future Arts Centre. This interactive session, which will encourage people to work together, will focus on how to build sustainable creative organisations and livelihoods, so that you can stay creative whilst earning a living.

During this session Mark will go through some of the key Tactics frameworks and tools to explore creative resilience and leadership. This will be a collaborative and interactive session to lead discussions on strengthens and weaknesses through the lens of creative livelihood assets.

Mark founded Thinking Practice in 2010 and has worked in the cultural sector for over 30 years, doing everything from running literature festivals and community arts organisations to being an Executive Director at Arts Council England. He lives in Stockton-on-Tees, and has been a contributor and mentor on ABNI’s Blueprint programme. The vision Mark bring to every room is of working with others to make culture that opens up rather than closes down possibilities.

 This session would be particularly useful for those who are at the early stages of setting up a company or those who are just about to!

Doors open from 9:45am and starts at 10am

For more information or accessibility enquires please contact or ring us on 02890735150

Access document for venue can be found here. The Boardroom is on the 1st Floor within the Crescent Arts Centre.


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Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.