Keynote with Dr Kate Craddock

Keynote with Dr Kate Craddock

From Collaboration, to Care - Building and sustaining creative connections online



Time  24 May, 5:30pm AEST

Dr Kate Craddock, Founder and Festival Director of GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre; artist, published author and renowned creative digital consultant, joins us to reflect on her past and current approaches to online creative collaboration, using digital tools to build and sustain community and connection across continents.

GIFT was one of the first festivals globally to pivot online in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and in 2020 was awarded the Journal Culture Award for Best Event 2020 – 2021. Kate recently published a chapter called ‘Curating Community and Connection in a Crisis’ about her experience of transitioning GIFT online as part of a book called Performance in a Pandemic (Routledge, 2021).

An innovator in both programming and presenting hybrid and digital work, Kate’s contemporary approach to providing a platform for international, contemporary, and experimental performance practices and connections in the digital realm is both bold and exciting. Be sure to join this conversation armed with questions as we look at what’s next for digital and hybrid presentation.