Siân Prime, Goldsmiths, Univeristy of London
Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). She is Director of the MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship and has worked with Adrian De La Court to develop Synapse, a service that is available to all students (and staff) at Goldsmiths, and develops entrepreneurial thinking and potential. She also teaches on the MA Social Entrepreneurship programme - as well as on Goldsmiths’ MSc Digital Entrepreneurship, MSc Management of Innovation and MA Prospects of Innovation courses, the MA Fashion and MA Design & Innovation based in Design. Co-Investigator in to new digital business models and online audience development approaches with Coney and the Department of Computing, and has just accepted a contract from Routledge to write a book on Cultural and Creative projects and sustainability. She has worked with a range of cultural, creative and social enterprises to find new financial models to ensure strong impact and value creation.
Siân has developed skills as a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. Siân has worked for Natverkstan and Globalverkstan in Goteborg, IIMB in Bangalore, ITB Indonesia, the GoDown, Nairobi and East Africa region and nationally for the Arts Council England, the Cultural Enterprise Office, Scotland and Comic Rellief’s Tech for Good programme. Siân has developed and implemented approaches to business advice for creative and social enterprises. She has developed appropriate strategies for value creation, to support the development of entrepreneurial activity. She has over 20 years experience in working with start-up and mid-stage creatives and social, cultural and creative organisations. She has developed new programmes and research in to new models of leadership in a socially networked era, and new paradigms of leadership in social enterprises, creative and cultural industries.
She, with Adrian De La Court, developed a blended learning approach to training mentors and curriculum/approaches to mentoring people wishing to develop careers in the creative industries and develop an online support network and learning space.
Anne Torregiani, The Audience Agency
Anne has 25 years experience in the arts, as director of marketing and audiences with numerous progressive UK arts companies (including Stratford East, West Yorks Playhouse and LIFT), and then as a consultant, facilitator and adviser (including for agencies such as Arts Council England, the European Commission and a wide range of cultural organisations as diverse as Tate, Manchester International Festival and National Theatre). She is a specialist in audience strategy, trends and patterns of public engagement. She works across all artforms and museums and has special interests in non-traditional audiences, contemporary work and organisational change. She is an experienced company director and trustee, and a regular commentator and speaker, delivering keynotes and workshops all over the world. She is an accredited Action Learning facilitator.
Adrian De La Court, GoldsMiths, University of London
Director SYNAPSE programme for entrepreneurial development and creative critical thinking. Adrian originally trained as a fine artist and contemporary dancer, he has developed a strong portfolio career in the creative industries.
As a critical practitioner, Adrian has worked as a lecturer at many Universities and colleges most recently leaving the post of Head of Physical Theatre, Contemporary Dance and Outdoor & Site Specific Performance courses at Northbrook College (University of Brighton) to join The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths as Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, and as the Director of SYNAPSE a programme developed to deliver entrepreneurial thinking, action and approaches to creative and critical practice across all departments at Goldsmiths. He is also engaged in delivering this training with outside organisations and creative practitioners within industry.
Adrian has worked for the Cultural Enterprise Office, Glasgow as an Advisor, and was commissioned to write some of their first factsheets on planning and financial management for cultural entrepreneurs. He has delivered training and consultancy to creative industries, organisations and practitioners across the UK and Internationally.
Adrian has been a freelance arts consultant and trainer for many years, with clients including: Scottish Enterprise, NESTA, Business Link and Artworks MK. Adrian is also a qualified life coach (Trained through CTI) and still works as a producer, freelance arts consultant, director and choreographer and visual artist.