X-POLLINATOR is a cross-disciplinary professional development and networking initiative for female talent. We are seeking up to 150 participants from various disciplines of film, theatre, performance, literature, comedy and visual art including both emerging and established female creative talent. The programme takes place over two weekends (2-3 November and 7-8 December 2019) and aims to inspire collaboration and facilitate the forging of new creative teams and partnerships to foster the creation, development and production of new work for the screen. The initiative will also cover the business and practical side of creative screen content and navigating the audio-visual industry.
This new initiative seeks to be a rapid intervention to address the gender imbalance in the audio-visual industry while encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas and collaborative practices between art forms and creative disciplines outside of the audio-visual sector.
Taking inspiration from previous initiatives such as Catalyst and POV, X-POLLINATOR will consist of a wide, carefully curated programme of talks, masterclasses, panel discussions, break-out sessions and keynote speeches from esteemed speakers and practitioners, sharing their approach and experiences to inspire and inform participants over the two weekends. The initiative will also provide crucial facilitated networking opportunities to make connections between participants and build the female creative teams of the future.
The first wave of speakers will be announced shortly.
The programme is funded by the BAI, Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Ireland and Creative Europe Desk Ireland in association with and hosted by The Lir Academy.