In May 2020, CCSE hosted a virtual conference ‘Festivals, Events & COVID 19’. The event was convened in response to the change and upheaval brought about by the advent of the COVID pandemic – a way in which CCSE could bring together stakeholders from across the realms of culture, arts and sports, to explore, discuss and reflect upon the rapid change enveloping society.
The virtual conference was hugely successful with a significant audience on the day of the live broadcast augmented by continued engagement with the recorded conference post event.The idea for #CCSEConversations emerged from this initial platform, CCSE is keen to continue the discussion with expert stakeholders from across the spectrum of our activity.
The inaugural series of #CCSEConversations began to broadcast on a weekly basis in late summer 2020. These conversations are archived below.
Festivals, Events & COVID19
Festivals, Events & COVID19 was a virtual event organised and hosted by CCSE in May 2020. The conference was an opportunity to hear from speakers active at various critical intersections of the art/sport/culture/festival and event nexus. We invited academics, policy and practitioner stakeholders, to share their experiences of COVID–19 to date and, to explore the implications of the pandemic for their sectoral interests in the longer term
CCSE doctoral researcher Callum McCloskey & North Carolina State’s Professor Jason Bocarro discuss student athlete mental health, US sporting culture and related topics.
Prof Sandro Carnicelli speaks to Joanna Maranhão – Brazillian Olympic Swimmer, Survivor, Advocate & Researcher. In a wide-ranging discussion, Joanna and Sandro cover elite athletes and mental health, wellbeing and progressive change, child abuse and safeguarding, rights, human rights, sport mega events and athlete activism [TW].
Gemma Lunsdaine, Isaac Dunning & Erin Swann join Professor Gayle McPherson to discuss the pandemic and its impact on sports participation, accessibilty and venues.
Prof Gayle McPherson in conversation with Director of the EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC_global), Gitte Zcshoch: 21st October, 2020