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Sun 3 May  |  3 - 4.30pm

Online panel discussion  |  BSL interpreted  |  For all ages 

International Working and Sustainability

Festival Director Kate Craddock and guest panel


Join GIFT Festival Director Kate Craddock and a panel of guest speakers from artistic venues and festivals across the world, via online link-up, for a lively debate about working internationally.


While international festivals increasingly offer opportunities for artists to present their work and to develop their practice, what is the impact of working this way on the environment and how can we produce artistic projects more sustainably?

Kate is joined by Rucera Seethal from the National Arts Festival in South Africa; Erica McCalman, a Creative Producer in Australia; Stella Hall from Redcar’s Festival of Thrift;  Andrew Ellerby representing AndWhat Festival and Arts Council England; Christiana Galanopolou of MIRfestival in Greece; Joyce Rosario from Canada’s PuSh Festival and Ron Berry of Fusebox Festival, USA.

Ticket information and accessing events online

Due to Covid-19, this year's GIFT festival has been re-imagined online providing a digital space for us to come together and experience work and participate in virtual discussion events and workshop activities.

You can make a donation to support this year’s festival here

Artist biographies

Kate Craddock

Kate is Founder and Festival Director of GIFT: an annual artist led festival celebrating contemporary theatre. Kate has combined working across academic roles and creative projects since 2005. She completed her practice led PhD in 2010 with the title: ‘Collaboration in Performance Practice: Trust, Longevity and Challenging Proximity’. Kate has worked as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and at Northumbria University, where she led on the industry focused MA Theatre and Performance programme.In September 2019 she became Research Associate at Newcastle University where is undertaking a research project exploring strategies for nurturing risk taking in audiences.

As a theatre maker, Kate has presented her performance work at a range of organisations across the UK and in multiple international festival contexts.

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