Our podcast channel is named #DoItDifferent. Each month we invite a guest speaker from our extensive network of experts and thinkers for a #DoItDifferent chat. Guests talk about their story as an arts professional, their successes, failures, and what could have been done differently.
#DoItDifferent is produced and hosted by Alexia Jacques-Casanova, CTA’s own Content Manager.
Theme song, sound mixing and editing by Kévin Kelly.
Episode 1 – Strategy is about imagining the future, with Charles Clapshaw, artist performer
Charles Clapshaw is an abstract artist using AI and other technologies to enhance his paintings. In this episode he talks about tricks he has learnt to better manage his time and energy, feed his creativity and communicate his work successfully.
Episode 2: Permission to linger with art, with Raquel Meseguer, dance and theatre maker
Raquel Meseguer is the Artistic Director of Unchartered Collective. Through this dance theatre collective Raquel examines and shares the lived experience of chronic pain. In this episode she discusses the importance of giving permission to people to experience art in ways that allow them to rest, linger and dream.
On hearing this episode, Raquel wrote an addendum to the moment in the episode when she says that “if there was a cure pill, [she] would not necessarily jump at it”. Read Raquel’s response to her cure pill quote
Listen to Episode 2
Episode 3: Learning the language of Inclusion, with James Brandon Diversity and Inclusion manager at Tate
James Brandon talks about his recent arrival into the arts world, the importance of active listening and learning the language of inclusion. He also shared his most successful failure, one that still gives him night sweats.
Listen to Episode 3
Episode 4: Better systems lead to more creativity, with Atiba Edwards, Executive Vice President and COO at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Atiba Edwards talks about the inherent connections between arts and science. He explains the value of systemising mundane tasks so you can be more creative in your everyday work.
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Episode 5: Tackling Inequity in Education and Culture, with Janeen Bryant, community engagement specialist and Director of Operations at CREED
In this episode Janeen Bryant talks about the role of education in tackling inequity. It is important that we challenge — and sometimes break — rules if we are to create more justice in our societies and shares interesting insight about the generative power of conflict.
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Episode 6: Building the inclusive, imaginative and caring museum with Esme Ward, Director of the Manchester Museum
Esme Ward is the Director of the Manchester Museum. In this episode, we covered a broad spectrum of topics from helping an elephant walk to Manchester Train station and giving frogs their own periscope show, to unconditionally returning artefacts to aboriginal nations and managing teams in times of crisis.
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Episode 7: Accessible and tailor-made digital experiences with Ciprian Melian from Livdeo
In this episode, Ciprian Melian, CEO at Livdeo, discusses what makes an accessible, safe, and easy to use app; and shares his thoughts about the traps of an increasingly technological world.
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Episode 8: Building Creative Online Programs with Local Talents for Global Outreach with Miranda Carroll from the Art Gallery New South Wales
In this episode, Miranda talks about the many things she’s learnt (and unlearned) as she joined, an institution built on the land of First Nations People, and more precisely the Gadigal of the Eora Nation.
After serving as the Director of the Lieu Unique — a multidisciplinary cultural center in Nantes, France — for ten years, Patrick Gyger has recently been appointed as the first Director of the brand new Platform 10 Foundation in Lausanne Switzerland. In this episode, we talked extensively about the importance of recruiting and nurturing a great team, we discussed how to deal with conflict within art institutions taking stances on political and/or societal issues and we chatted about sharing power as a leader and ensuring you surround yourself with people who are stronger and better than you