State of the Art

State of the Art

Wednesday, 23 September, 2015
Doors open 6.30pm

Location

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
BS1 4QA
United Kingdom
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In Conversation with Philip Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts

 

Earlier this year, Sky Arts merged Sky Arts 1 and 2 and relaunched as a ‘super channel’ accompanied by an on-demand website housing 1,000 hours of specialist programmes. Phil Edgar-Jones, its Controller, is on a mission to change people’s perceptions about what the arts can be.

In this exclusive session for RTS Bristol, Phil discusses his bold new strategy to create headline-grabbing, event led television. With strands such as Hot Ticket night featuring a current performance piece and a weekly schedule featuring factual entertainment, documentaries, drama and comedy, there are a range of slots to fill. 

Phil will also talk about the Amplify initiative, a fund which encourages arts organisations and production companies to pitch collaboratively for up to £1 million annually.  The first projects, announced recently,  include a drama-doc about sexting, a new work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a ground-breaking theatrical piece. Phil is on the lookout to commission a project from the South West.

Phil will be joined by Siobhan Mulholland, Commissioner in Factual at Sky.

Book your tickets now for an unmissable opportunity to learn more about Sky Arts and meet key members of the Sky commissioning team.

 

Arnolfini, Bristol 

Doors open 6.30pm, Session 7-8.15pm

Networking drinks 8.15-9.30pm

Tickets: £10 which includes a free drink after the session

Free to RTS members

 

 

With thanks to Mercure Hotels 

Speakers: 
Philip Edgar-Jones
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Location Details

16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
BS1 4QA
United Kingdom

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In Conversation with Philip Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts