You can start the debate early by viewing short films on commissioning by Peter Wiegold (composer, conductor, Director of notes inegales) and Alwynne Pritchard (composer, Director of Borealis Festival, Norway).
And here are links to some interesting articles we’ve found on the net about crowdfunding
Why Crowdfunding is Today’s Goldrush
Shut Up and Take My Money: Fans Should Hire Artists
Giving Love, Lots of It, To Her Fans
Low-budget film-makers increasingly turn to ‘crowdfunding’
And here is a three-part article about commissioning, written by Third Ear Director Ed McKeon
Tickets for the symposium are available from the Southbank Centre box office