• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021

(Re)Setting the Stage

Navigating through questions for the future of performance.

(Re)Setting The Stage is a global online conference series exploring dynamic challenges and opportunities faced by arts sector professionals. Each conversation convenes a diverse group of industry experts, including public officials, managers, presenters, board members and other decision-makers, who navigate complex questions and examine the evolving landscape of the future of performance. The Global Leaders Program (GLP), The Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras (AEOS), Banco de la República de Colombia and Classical:NEXT join forces to co-present — (Re)Setting The Stage — an open-enrollment webinar series exploring dynamic challenges and opportunities faced by arts sector professionals.

Season II widens the conversation, encourages greater participation and extends the reach to include the voices of more communities from around the world — including the addition of simulcast audio translation of all sessions to English & Spanish and a special add-on entitled (Re)Setting the Stage: Enfoque Colombia that allows, following each global discussion, experts from Colombia and across Latin America to adapt ideas raised to the region’s unique realities.

Join us by participating, exchanging and discussing in these interactive cross-sector and cross-continental conversations to make sense of a performing arts world both transformed and transforming. Pre-register for the upcoming series by clicking here.

Mark Your Calendars

  • 24 September — Digital Divide & Cultural Inclusion: Connectivity & Accessibility after COVID-19
  • 8 October — On Stage to On-Demand: Growing Audiences into Communities
  • 22 October — Curtain Call: Concert Safety & Legal Responsibility
  • 5 November — Two-Part (Re)Invention: Composers & Creativity in a Virtual World
  • 19 November — On the Brink!: Public Funding & the Recovery of Cultural Institutions
  • 3 December — Private Investment for Public Good: Rethinking Philanthropy & Social Impact
  • 10 December — Discord & Dissonance: Harmony in Unlikely Places
  • 17 December — A Whole New World: What Have We Learned?


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Season II


On the Brink!: Public Funding & The Recovery of Cultural Institutions

Thursday, 19 November 2020
As cultural institutions are facing a challenging recovery process, we invite political leaders to debate about the role of governmental institutions and public funding in the different strategies to stabilize and propel the sector.

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Two-Part (Re)Invention: Composers & Creativity in a Virtual World

Thursday, 5 November 2020
As digital dissemination and the export of creative content is no longer limited by release and distribution, an expert panel explores emerging opportunities for composers and creatives.

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Curtain Call: Concert Safety & Legal Responsibility

Thursday, 22 October 2020
Orchestra managers and festival directors discuss the challenge of balancing the urgency of reopening and the inherent responsibility towards the health of artists, staff and audience members.

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On Stage to On-Demand:
Growing Audiences into Communities

Thursday, 8 October 2020
A panel of global experts explores a range of emerging models that are both benefiting and challenging the performing arts ecosystem from presenters, broadcasters, and distributors to labels, managers and artists.

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Digital Divide & Cultural Inclusion: Connectivity & Accessibility after COVID-19

Thursday, 24 September 2020
COVID-19 propelled the use of digital tools and transformed our understanding of collaborative work, distance, cultural consumption and communication. What are the implications on social equality and cultural access?

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Season I


All The World’s A Stage:
The Modern-Day

Thursday, 23 July 2020
How are artists pushing the boundaries of performance? Can spontaneity and flexibility make a permanent return to programming? What does the life of a modern-day performer look like?

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Who You Are Before What You Do: Culture-First Organizations

Thursday, 10 July 2020
How do arts leaders build cultures aligned with missions and values? How can organizational culture support effective vision, strategy and operation? What internal shifts can contribute to a more equitable and impactful arts sector?

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Governance for New Beginnings: Resilient Boards & Crisis Management

Thursday, 25 June 2020
How have recent and ongoing events evolved the roles and responsibilities of a Board? To what extent should a Board steer an organization’s strategy during crises? How can an organization build a resilient, crisis-proof Board?

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MidSummer Nights: Pathways for Festivals

Thursday, 11 June 2020
How are festival decision-makers adapting seasons to new realities? What key challenges and opportunities do these shifts offer for the future?

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Restoring Trust: Contracts & Cancellations

Thursday, 4 June 2020
To what extent have recent disruptions and ongoing uncertainties impacted trust? What responsibility do presenters, managers, agents, artists, and public officials share in a renewed future for agreements?

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New Ways of Working Artistry & Concert Production

Tuesday, 26 May 2020
New Ways of Working: Artistry & Concert Production

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