Sat 2 May | 5pm (BST)
Online Panel Discussion | BSL interpreted | For all ages
Festival Director Kate Craddock and guest panel
In this closing conversation, GIFT’s Festival Director Kate Craddock will reflect on the various events over the three days and the many exchanges and encounters that have taken place.
Kate is keen to use this session as a chance to connect with GIFT’s community of artists and audiences to discuss GIFT’s ongoing projects and to consider the future of the festival together.
Kate warmly invites you to join her.
Kate is Founder and Festival Director of GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre, an annual artist-led festival celebrating contemporary theatre. Kate established GIFT in 2011 to provide a platform for international, contemporary, and experimental performance practices in North East England.
When GIFT isn't taking place online, Kate works closely with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Gateshead Council to deliver GIFT each year.As a theatre maker, Kate has presented her performance work at a range of organisations across the UK and in multiple international festival contexts. She is a Trustee for ARC, Stockton Arts Centre and The Paper Birds Theatre Company. Kate was recipient of the Theatre Fellowship with the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme 2018/19, and undertook a secondment with HOME in Manchester.
Kate was part of the British Council and Arts Council GENERATE programme (2019/2020) and is currently working alongside consortium partners at Battersea Arts Centre, Dance4, Fierce Festival, MAYK and Transform to deliver the pilot of the new Arts Council commissioned England's Performing Arts Showcase for Edinburgh's Festivals.
Kate has combined working across academic roles and creative projects since 2005, and is currently a Research Associate in the School of English at Newcastle University. Prior to this role, Kate was a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, where she led on the industry focused MA Theatre and Performance programme. Kate completed her practice led PhD in 2010 with the title: ‘Collaboration in Performance Practice: Trust, Longevity and Challenging Proximity’ which focused on the potential for using readily available online technologies in creative collaborations.
Ticket information and accessing events online
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, The GIFT Exchange is taking place online, providing a digital space for us to come together to exchange.
Tickets are limited and Free and need to be booked in advance here