Programme and Speakers

10.30 – 11.00    Arrival / registration / coffee
Tea/coffee will be provided

11.00    Welcome

11.00-12.30, Session 1
The Arts, Media, and the Digital Environment

This will focus on arts organisation setting up their own media channels, publishing their own news and broadcasting their own content.

Speakers to include:

  • Matthew Caines, Editor, Guardian Culture Professionals Network
  • Chris Shipman, Digital Content Producer, Royal Opera House
  • Juha van ’t Zelfde, Artistic Director, Lighthouse, the digital culture agency
  • Lee Etherington, Creative Director, Tusk Music

12.30-13.45, Lunch  / Workshops 

Please note lunch is not provided within the ticket price.

During lunch we will hold 15-minute group PR surgeries with Helen Stallard, and short group workshops on creating your own media platform with Natalie Kane, Lighthouse. Helen Stallard will lead four group workshops on arts PR, each lasting up to 20 minutes. The session will focus on how to tell your story effectively, developing your media network, and how to get the most from working with a PR specialist. Come armed with questions!

13.45-15.00, Session 2
Fragmentation: Arts, Media and the Economy

As the media industries develop new business models, content provision has become ‘democratised’ and the professional role of arts journalism is being eroded. What are the challenges, and what are the opportunities?

Speakers to include:

  • Prof Jane Chapman, Professor of Communications, University of Lincoln
  • Lindsey Clarke, Editor,
  • Amanda Holloway, Editor, Sinfini Music
  • Jasper Rees, Editor, The Arts Desk

15.00-15.30, Break

Tea/coffee will be provided

15.30-17.00, Session 3

Metrocentricity – the ‘centre’ and the ‘margins’

With most of the ‘national’ media and arts organisations based in London, how do we connect with arts stories beyond the capital, and how might we value regional and specialist media. In this digital age, is geography still so important?

Speakers to include:

  • Jonty Claypole, Head of Arts, BBC
  • Nick Sherrard, Head of Development, Digital and Communications, Sound and Music
  • Helen Stallard, Helen Stallard PR
  • Jane Burton, Creative Director, Tate


Third Ear Music Ltd is a non-profit music production company set up by Ed McKeon and Julia Haferkorn. We bring together new music and art professionals in the UK, Europe and other parts of the world by setting up collaborations and by providing a platform for discussion through regularly hosted symposia.

Devised and produced by Third Ear in partnership with Southbank Centre 


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