During two days, the NXT conference will offer a variety of presentations and discussions on selected topics. Keynote speakers will address the values, beliefs, and myths of entrepreneurship and the arts. In addition to this, different entrepreneurial initiatives and involvement of entrepreneurship in higher arts education will be highlighted. During the parallel sessions, the delegates will have the opportunity to discuss selected topics in small groups and therefore be interactively involved in the topic. 

Thursday 14 September 2017

13.00 Registration and Coffee
14.00 Welcome Address
Carla Delfos (ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts)
Bridget Kievits (Amsterdam University of the Arts)
Michel Magnier (DG Education and Culture, European Commission)
14.30 -
Entrepreneurship and the Arts: values, beliefs, and myths
Elisabetta Lazzaro (University of the Arts Utrecht HKU)
Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of the Arts Belgrade)
15.30 -
Parallel sessions

Social impact and social innovation  
Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia  (Conexiones improbables)
James Doeser (researcher, writer & consultant)
Joost Beunderman (00, Impact Hub Islington, Impact Hub Brixton) 
Chair: Nadia Danhash, InnovationRCA, Royal College of Arts London

Expanded professionalism in the arts
Kai Lehikoinen (University of the Arts Helsinki)
Iliana Fokiniaki (art critic & curator, State of Concept)
Robert Glas (artist)
Chair: Lars Ebert, ELIA

Creative responses to labour struggles
Anne Breure (Veem House for Performance)
Marie Le Sourd (On The Move / Creative Tracks) 
Susan Jones (writer, researcher & consultant in visual arts)
Chair: Marijke Hoogenboom, DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam University of the Arts
17.30 Transportation to Westergasfabriek
18.30 Opening NEU NOW Festival (Westergasfabriek)
19.00 NEU NOW Festival Programme
20.00 Dinner

Friday 15 September 2017

09.30  Coffee 
10.00 -
Making a Living from the Arts 
Stephen Rockman (Merism Capital)
Michiel Schwarz (Sustainism Lab)
11.00 -
Face to Face

STAGE 1: Approaching entrepreneurship in higher arts education
Gwenoële Trapman (Master Creative Producing, Academy of Theatre and Dance, AHK) Jogintė Bučinskaitė (Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts) 
Stephanie Feeney (Z-Kubator, University of the Arts Zurich)

STAGE 2: Entrepreneurial initiatives: new models of education? 
Luka Piskoric (Poligon Creative Center)
Rosina Gómez-Baeza (Factoria Cultural Madrid)
Anna Kinneir (Makerversity)
13.00 -
 Lunch and Networking
14.00 -
Learning Café
The Artist of the Future
16.30 -
 Closing Reception

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