Questioning Rights: Disruptive and emerging IPR management practices in the arts

Central St Martins, 21 April 2015

This builds on previous events with organisations including: Arts Council England; Archives +, Manchester; Library of Birmingham; University of Bristol Theatre Collections; and more recently, ARLIS Committee on Art and Design Archives; and a seminar at the Institute of Historical Research.

The event will examine the challenges and opportunities of Intellectual Property Rights for creative practice and collections in the cultural sector. It’s an opportunity to explore and debate uses, misuses and new uses of rights and creativity. It’s a celebration of the collaborative approach to managing and providing access to arts archives, protecting creators whilst exploiting content. It’s a change to explore, to share your expertise, experience, skills and knowledge.

We have drawn together a range of speakers to share their own expertise and practical experiences of navigating and exploring IPR and creativity. From libraries and archives to legal professionals and creative practitioners, find out how colleagues are pushing the boundaries and managing risks. This is your chance to discuss and debate emerging practice, engage with cutting edge research and creative approaches to IPR management. There will be opportunities to consider these in the context of your own artistic and intellectual practice and expertise.

Who should attend: artists and practitioners from across all disciplines; along with archivists, students, academics and established professionals from right across the cultural sector.

 Cost: £25, £20 students (with ID please); including refreshments

Last few places, online booking is available here.

Draft programme

Welcome Judy Willcocks | Head of Museum Central Saint Martins | UAL

Keynote Presentation – Miki Lentin | Knowledge Quarter, British Library

SESSION 1 | IP Exploitation

Speakers include:

Chris Reed | Queen Mary University

Sarah Tierney | We are Colony

Dominic Young | Copyright Hub

Panel Discussion – led by Judy Willcocks | University of the Arts London


SESSION 2 | New Legislation and Emerging Practice

Speakers include:

Bartolomeo Meletti | Digital Catapult Centre

Jonathan Griffin | Copyright Licensing Agency

Panel Discussion – led by Miki Lentin | Knowledge Quarter, British Library


SESSION 3 | Making the Most of Cultural Assets

Speakers include:

Ben White | British Library

Mark Waugh | The Design and Artists Copyright Society [DACS]

Panel Discussion led by: Judy Willcocks | University of the Arts London

Closing – Judy Willcocks | Head of Museum Central Saint Martins | UAL

There will also be the opportunity to attend an early evening networking session.

This is a Knowledge Quarter event, kindly sponsored by Dot London – the new domain for London. Inspired by Archiving the Arts.