Moving major cultural institutions online

Webinar hosted by Portable featuring NAVA's Esther Anatolotis and Al Cossar, Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, 1pm - 2pm AEST Thursday 13 August 2020.

Cultural institutions are rapidly adapting to the reality that the physical relationship they have with their audiences will inevitably need to be replaced with digital interactions. This is requiring a rapid transformation for festivals, museums and cultural programs, disrupting not only how they generate revenue but the art of curation. Join us as we explore the challenges and opportunities facing major cultural institutions in 2020 and beyond. Featuring Al Cossar, Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival Artistic Director and Esther Anatolotis, Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts.

In this hour-long webinar we will cover the challenges and opportunities facing major cultural institutions in 2020. In 2006 Portable launched the Portable Film Festival, the first of its kind to take cinema online to a new generation of audiences. We’ll look back at how cultural institutions have progressed towards digital programming, before jumping forward to 2020 to explore the current challenges faced by a range of organisations in bringing audiences online. We’ll explore the following themes:

  • Audience demographics and their relationship with technology and cultural programming
  • Navigating the new world of digital program management for online audiences
  • Cultural shifts within institutions required to make transformation successful
  • The broad challenges facing the film festival industry internationally
  • What the future might look like over the next five years

Webinar details

Thursday the 13th of August, 1-2pm AEDT

A link to join the webinar will be provided to registered participants via email on Thursday 13 August.

After the 50 minute presentation, attendees will be invited to stay for a Q&A session with the panelists for up to 10 mins, and a recording of the webinar will be distributed to all registered participants in the days after the event.

Moving major cultural institutions online