Lab: Talent Development

A conversation about talent development
21– 22 August, 2012
Summerhall, Edinburgh

Lab is funded by Creative Scotland and builds on the success of Talent Development Symposiums held in 2010 and 2011, hosted by Festivals Edinburgh and Arts Council England.

Lab is a conversation about developing talent. This symposium provides an opportunity for us to come together to share experiences and learning, and to explore possibilities and potential. This is an active environment. You, the participants, are here not just to listen, but also to talk, debate and connect. By the end of the two days we hope to be building and progressing ways of developing talent in Scotland and beyond.

All around you are people who work across the arts, screen and creative industries. Some of you work independently and others are employed by arts organisations and creative businesses. You’re sitting amongst a cross‑section of makers, producers and administrators who work in different disciplines and come from across the UK.

Over the next two days, we will look at four themes – success and failure, context, diversity and resources. We hope to use these themes to develop our understanding of and evolve the ways we develop the talented people we know about. We want to find ways of accessing those we haven’t yet encountered.

Rohan Gunatillake
Caroline Bowditch
Sorcha Carey
Diarmaid Lawlor
Rebecca Eggleston
David Simoes-Brown
Joshua Sofaer
Lucy Conway
Roanne Dods
Stuart MacDonald
Catherine Large
Mark Cosgrove