Monday 17 July 2017 -
14:30 to 18:00

NEW APPROACHES TO NEW AUDIENCES: Seeing young audiences through young people’s eyes 

Take Over Project Final Conference | 17 July 2017 | Avignon

On 17th July Take Over Project partners and Youth Board members as well as cultural professionals from across Europe met together for the final Take Over conference NEW APPROACHES TO NEW AUDIENCES as part of Festival d’Avignon.

Outcomes of the project were discussed and conference participants had a chance to debate and share their experience in audience development. A Learning Kit that summarises partner’s journey through the project was presented to the participants. 


Following an open call for participants delegates from the following organisations received a travel grant to attend the final Take Over project conference. 

  • Fuel, UK
  • Sound and Music, UK
  • 420 People Dance, Czech Republic
  • The Horsfall @42nd Street, UK
  • Flaming Nora, UK
  • Don Branko Sbutega Foundation, International Festval KotorArt – Don Branko’s music days, Montenegro
  • Ian Thomas Abbott, UK
  • STPLN - Föreningen Stapelbädden, Sweden
  • Komuna/Warszawa Theatre, Poland
  • Miniatura Theatre, Poland
  • Krokodil, Serbia
  • Musical Youth of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Yolanda Mercy, UK
  • Thesis Theatre Company, Greece
  • PLEGMA NGO, Greece
  • Rete Teatrale Aretina, Italy
  • Teatro Kismet / Teatri di Bari, Italy
  • Catalyst, Italy
  • Marija Milovanovic, Serbia
  • Art Stations Foundation, Poland

Final Conference Programme included:

2.30pm: Welcome and Introduction

Silke Pillinger, British Council Director Arts, EU Europe 

2.40pm: Keynote speech 'Take me over: social boundaries, emancipation and audience development' 

Goran Tomka, Lecturer at UNESCO Chair in Cultural policy and management, Belgrade 

3.10pm: Presentation of Take Over project 

Hear from our partners in Poland, Greece, Serbia and Italy about the Take Over Project 

3.30pm: Panel discussion

Project partcipants join a panel discussion chaired by James Mackenzie-Blackman, Executive Director, New Adventures Company, London. 

4.30pm: Presenation of the Learning Kit

By Vassilis Charalamnidis, Artistic Director, Bios, Greece and Akis Chontasis, Bios Youth Board Director.

4.40pm: Youth Board Voices 

Presentation of project outcomes from young people's perspective. 

5pm: Networking Reception

Following the final conference all delegates were invited complete a questionnaire. 

Please click here to take part.