Innocent Ekejiuba (Nigeria) and Saziso Phiri (UK) have organised with support from the British Council, ‘The Drill #2: Creative Collaborations’. The event offers emerging creatives from around the globe – particularly those operating in the UK or/and Nigeria – the opportunity to learn from established international cultural leaders operating within their respective countries and internationally.
Structured as a single day digital event, ‘The Drill #2: Creative Collaborations’ will take place in two parts. It will commence with keynotes from Louis Fedotov-Clements and Jahman Anikulapo – the two international cultural leaders invited to share about their experience of building networks and collaborations. Each keynote will be followed by a question and answer session from participants. The second part will consist of breakout rooms chaired by the two speakers. This segment is designed for networking between the participants and allowing them to know the speakers directly.
Louise Fedotov-Clements (UK) is co-founder / director, FORMAT International Photography Festival and the artistic director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK.
Jahman O. Anikulapo (Nigeria) is the executive programme director, Culture Advocates Caucus (CAC) and programme chair, Committee for Relevant Art (CORA).
Commenting on this edition, founder of The Drill, Innocent Ekejiuba said: “The Drill is focused on supporting practitioners within the sectors of art and culture by providing them with access to knowledge, networks, and resources. We believe that not only is the understanding of multiple realities important to the growth of those who are in the early stages, but a vibrant constellation of networks also important to their growth. By organising training programmes that focus on fields and topics such as fiscal responsibility, healthcare, mental healthcare, contracts, articles of the law, and network building, The Drill hopes to help these practitioners achieve sustainability and longevity in their careers, whilst contributing to the ecosystem of arts and culture exchange.”
The inaugural edition of The Drill took place in July 2020 and was titled ‘The Drill #1: The Gathering’. It featured cultural leaders, artists and medical and legal professionals from Nigeria, Uganda, France, Russia, Germany, and the United States.
The Drill #2: Creative Collaborations will take place on Thursday April 29, 2021. It will be broadcasted live on Zoom and Youtube.
Admission to the event is free. However, online registration is required and can be done here.