CULTURE

RESET

An urgent programme to reimagine the future of arts and culture

20th July – 11th September 2020

ABOUT

CULTURE RESET is a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices.

Born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people, it is providing expert support and dynamic stimulus for 192 arts and cultural producers, makers and directors across the UK over the summer of 2020. 

You can find out more information on who is involved here. If you are one of the 192 participants, you can explore your materials and schedule on the Hub section.   

And explore the public resources of the programme below.  

The programme is a people make it work project devised and produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem and funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the people make it work team. 

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.

Arundhati Roy, April 2020

WELCOME

Much of the content produced for Culture Reset – videos, podcasts and resources – will be publicly available as the programme develops over the coming weeks. We hope as many people as possible will engage in the themes the programme explores and contribute widely to the debate at #CultureReset.  

Here you’ll find two blog posts by our Programme Directors to kick things off.

And here are three video provocations from the first assembly with all participants on 20th July 2020.

PODCAST

Postcards to the Future is the Culture Reset podcast series.

Listen and subscribe on Apple podcasts.

Or listen here and download a transcript.

CONTRIBUTORS ANNOUNCED SO FAR…

Farooq Chaudhry

Co-founder of Akram Khan Dance Company and Producer

Nina Simon

Changemaker/museum visionary

Marc Rees

Artist and director

Adele Thomas

Opera and theatre director

Olivia Lee

Leader and creative activist

Bryony Kimmings

Performance artist and writer

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Here you can download verbatim transcriptions for the podcasts. These will be added as the podcasts are published.

RESOURCES

Resources to kick-start rethinking your practice or your organisation. We’ve found these really helpful in opening up how to map what you know, test out new approaches, scope what the future might look like and plot your new directions. Our top five podcasts, provocations, reports and tools around the theme of #CultureReset.

PODCASTS

POSTCARDS TO THE FUTURE
The Culture Reset podcast including interviews with Marc Rees, Adele Thomas, Bryong Kimmings, Nina Simon and Farooq Chaudhry.

CULTURE PLAN B
A podcast talking to the artists and communities making work outside the major institutions.

IN HOUSE
Jess Thom talks to chats to Jenny Sealey, Graeae’s Artistic Director, about the importance of putting disabled artists centre stage.

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM
An informal and chatty podcast about what makes great museums tick .

THE FUTURE OF THEATRE
The Future of Theatre Post-Pandemic – Radio 3 Free Thinking episode – BBC Sounds.

PROVOCATIONS

ANDREW MCINTYRE
Culture in Lockdown series – particularly Covid Audience Mindsets

NINA SIMON
Calling All Phoenixes – Thoughts on recruiting the nonprofit leaders of the future

DAWN AUSTWICK
Video on the future of funding

ROSIE DOW
Video on arts and health and the opportunities (and challenges) the sector might face

SADE BANKS
Video on the challenges and opportunities of making theatre by, with and for, evertone.

REPORTS

GULBENKIAN’S RETHINKING RELATIONSHIPS
Relationships report on 20 Case Studies

EXPERIMENTAL CULTURE
NESTA horizon scans

NESTA FUTURE SCOPING
There will be no going back to normal NESTA future scoping report

THE IMMERSIVE AUDIENCE JOURNEY
The Immersive Audience Journey from Audiences of the Future

CULTURE, HEALTH AND WELLBEING DURING COVID-19

TOOLS

OF/BY/FOR ALL
Five Steps to Reimagine Your Organisation

EVERYDAY PARTICIPATION
A Suite of Tools from the New Citizenship Project

GHENT MANIFESTO
For Theatre of the Future

CULTURAL DEMOCRACY
Cultural Democracy in Practice from 64 Million Artists

DR JAMES DOESER
gives a detailed overview of the power of research in the context of communities and audiences.

HUB

The Hub is for the 192 participants on the Culture Reset summer 2020 programme. It’s a simple access point for information about groups, facilitators, tasks and exercises, times and programme structure.  

You’ll also find all of this information in your team area on SLACK – where we will deliver tasks and resources as you need them.

COHORT 1 SCHEDULES

MICHELE TAYLOR GROUP

MICHELE TAYLOR GROUP

THANH SINDEN GROUP

THANH SINDEN GROUP

VICKI IGBOKWE GROUP

VICKI IGBOKWE GROUP

SHREELA GHOSH GROUP

SHREELA GHOSH GROUP

JUDITH KNIGHT GROUP

JUDITH KNIGHT GROUP

ANNETTE CORBETT GROUP

ANNETTE CORBETT GROUP

GREGORY NASH GROUP A

GREGORY NASH GROUP A

GREGORY NASH GROUP B

GREGORY NASH GROUP B

WEEKLY TASKS AND EXERCISES FOR ALL GROUPS

CONTACT

To enquire about Culture Reset please contact us at hello@culturereset.org

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