Emporium 2014 Speakers

Despite a quieter Festive Time, Emporium 2014 is booking fast. So, if you would like to join us on 25th February, now is a great time to book! We are also pleased to announce that we’ve confirmed this year’s speakers:

  • Jackie Shearer, Arts Manager of Platform, will be talking about their work engaging with the local community.
  • Gillian Garrity, General Manager of Solar Bear, will discuss the Deaf Theatre Club and how they have worked to develop relationships between audiences and venues across Scotland.
  • Marianne Maxwell, Audience Development Manager at the National Theatre of Scotland, will touch on their “Champions” and “First Nights” initiatives and how they are looking at developing and expanding these going forward.

The day will also feature scheduled face to face meetings, networking and an Open Exchange platform giving everyone a chance to update delegates on future projects and plans.

Booking will close on Friday 31st January and forms can be found here.

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Emporium 2014

Emporium 2014 is now open for bookings!

It will take place on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at Platform, Glasgow.

The day will focus on audience development and include the regular features of scheduled face to face meetings, speakers and an Open Exchange platform giving everyone a chance to update delegates on future projects and plans.

We look forward to seeing you all in Glasgow!

Archive: Emporium Sponsors

We are delighted to announce that Direct Distribution and W&P Longreach will be jointly sponsoring Emporium 2013.

Direct Distribution is Scotland’s premier company for the distribution and display of leaflets, brochures, posters and magazines.

W&P Longreach are insurance brokers specialising in all sectors of the entertainment industry. With combined experience of over 30 years they offer a personal service and client focused approach to insurance.

Representatives from both companies will be available at Emporium to discuss their services in more detail.

Archive: Emporium 2013 Speakers Confirmed

Emporium 2013 Speakers Confirmed

Alan Rivett, Muriel Ann Macleod and Caroline Aston have now been confirmed as speakers at FST Emporium 2013. With the overall theme of collaboration, the three speakers will talk about their networks and successful collaboration projects.

Alan Rivett will be speaking in his capacity as chair of Dance Touring Partnership. DTP is a network of theatres working together to bring exciting and engaging dance to audiences around the UK. The network aims to build audiences for dance, increase the range and diversity of work available and encourage new attenders into dance. They have recently received funding for the next 3 years from ACE’s strategic touring fund. Audiences and partnership working remain central to the ethos of DTP and this funding gives DTP the ability to plan over a longer period of time to maximise opportunities for engaging with new people and partners, previously out of the reach of the organisation.

Muriel Ann Macleod (Highlands & Islands Theatre Network) and Caroline Aston (North East Arts Touring) will be speaking about the North Scottish Touring Fund project. NSTF was an interactive fund which awarded production and touring grants to performing companies. It also supported the selected projects with marketing (social networking, printing and distribution) and tour booking services. The aim was to encourage future potential artistic collaborations and the commissioning of indigenous theatre and dance in the North of Scotland.

Muriel and Caroline will share their learning and experiences from working on this project particularly focusing on the engagement of promoters in the process of selecting work.

Archive: Emporium 2013

Emporium 2013 is now open for bookings!

It will take place on Tuesday 26 February 2013 at Caird Hall, Dundee.

The day will include the regular features of scheduled face to face meetings, speakers and an Open Exchange platform giving everyone a chance to update delegates on future projects and plans.

We look forward to seeing you all in Dundee!

Archive: Emporium Poll

To help plan for the eighth Emporium we would appreciate your feedback.

Please complete the poll below to let us know what time of year would suit you best to attend Emporium. We would particularly appreciate hearing your thoughts if you were unable to attend this year.

If you have any other feedback please contact Jo King via e-mail on jo.king@scottishtheatre.org