The lecture will cover some major issues confronting today’s leaders in the arts, focusing on how to successfully combine traditions and modern trends.
How can opera companies remain relevant in the twenty-first century and education work enhance the artistic program of a festival? David Pickard will discuss these and other questions, based on his personal experience working in the arts for the past thirty-five years. Particular reference will be made to his recent work running two long standing UK Festivals—Glyndebourne and the BBC Proms. David will also explore the challenge of respecting the traditions of well-established arts organizations whilst ensuring that they continue to grow and develop.
The lecture is part of the series “Theories and practices of cultural leadership” organized by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy.