Public Masterclasses

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Our Public Programme

4 x Public Masterclass programme in partnership with Coventry Biennial and New Art West Midlands

 

These evening events are open to the wider public and will be broadcast live on Zoom and also recorded and later posted online.

The Masterclasses are with leading industry figures.  Delivered as an address or interview followed by audience Q and As – these streamed conversations have previously been very powerful thanks to the generosity and candour of our speakers.

 

Previous masterclass speakers have included Zoe Whitley (Director,Chisenhale Gallery), Francesca Martinez (Actress and comedian), Maria Balshaw (Director  of Tate), Adil Ray (Actor and presenter), Mark Sealy (Director Autograph ABP), and David A. Bailey MBE (Photographer, writer, curator, lecturer and founding Director of ICF (International Curators Forum)).

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Dates and Times

Online events with an opportunity to sign up for a Masterclass of your choice will soon be listed on this page.

Public Masterclasses

6pm – 8pm

 

(Exact dates depending on speaker availability)

Masterclass 1  – mid September 

 

Masterclass 2 –  mid October

 

Masterclass 3  – mid November

 

Masterclass 4 –  mid December   

Speakers

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller is a cultural consultant, disability campaigner and broadcaster. For over 30 years he has advocated for disabled people as artists, employees and audiences throughout the creative industries, and uses his influence to democratise our national culture.

Andrew began his career in children’s television, presenting Channel 4’s groundbreaking series Boom! As one of the first generation of disabled presenters in UK broadcasting he quickly became a role model, fronting tv programmes throughout the 1990s.Moving behind the camera, Andrew then made BAFTA nominated arts and music documentaries. Later he occupied senior roles at Arts Council England, Royal & Derngate Theatres and established a new arts centre at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, becoming the first wheelchair user to run a major entertainment venue.

More recently he has been assisting the University of Oxford develop the new £150m Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities due to open in 2025 and advises a range of cultural organisations including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Coventry City of Culture 2021.

Uniquely, Andrew is a National Council member of both Arts Council England and The Arts Council of Wales. He chairs the ACE Disability Advisory Committee and the ACW Strategic Equalities Committee. He is also a director of Welsh National Opera and UK digital arts agency The Space and is a member of the London Transition Board Arts & Culture Recovery Group.

Andrew chairs the British Film Institute’s Disability Screen Forum and is the first UK Government Disability Champion for Arts & Culture, establishing the role as a powerful platform to campaign for greater inclusion across the arts, museum and film sectors. He is currently listed in The Shaw Trust’s Power 100 of the most influential disabled people in the UK and The Stage 100.

In 2020 he co-founded #WeShallNotBeRemoved - the UK Disability Arts Alliance, ensuring creative disabled people retained profile and influence through the Covid-19 pandemic and devised the recently published Seven Principles to support the arts sector on reopening inclusively.

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