Moving Out – Going International

Joining moderator Bob Palmer, we are delighted to welcome Janet Archer, CEO of Creative Scotland, and Stephen Stenning, Director of Culture and Development for the British Council, who will both be presenting Keynote Speeches at our Summerhall Symposium on Monday 21st August 2017. 

Janet Archer will discuss the issues and opportunities facing Scottish artists who wish to work abroad post Brexit.

Stephen Stenning will discuss international opportunities available to artists through British Council programmes.

Moving Out: ‘Going International’ is an INSITU Focus event and is following on from the successes of Moving Out Symposium 2015, and Moving Out: ‘Making It’ Symposium in 2016.

The discussion with the audience and a group of specialists will focus on accessing and delivering international collaborations, the relevance of publically-engaged practice to international residencies, and the impact of international residencies on artists’ work and sense of cultural identity. It will offer a crucial guide for artists and producers seeking to work outside both their home country and their comfort zone.

The Programme

Running from – 1pm – 6pm.
Location – Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

With presentations from:
Janet Archer: Chief Executive Office, Creative Scotland

Stephen Stenning: Director of Culture and Development, British Council

Werner Schrempf: Insitu Partner and Director of La Strada Festival Graz Austria

And installations, performances and presentations from:

Matteo Lanfranchi: Insitu artist and Director Effetto Larsen Theatre, Italy

Juri Cainero: Insitu Artist, Switzerland

Samson Ogiamien: Insitu Artist, Austria

Stephen Hurrel: Insitu Artist, Scotland

Sumit Sarkar: Sura Medura Artist, England

Neil Butler: Insitu Partner and Director of and

The Symposium is free through the support of Articualtion and Insitu but ticketed and spaces are limited.  Please visit our eventbrite page to register.

Sura Medura Exhibition

3rd August – 24th September 2017

Presenting the work of nineteen European artists who have been resident at Sura Medura since 2006 including a focus on Insitu artists. The Programme includes performances, installations, video and visual arts, which delegates will have the opportunity to visit during the symposium.

Featured Artists:

Stephen Hurrel, Sita Pieraccini, Maria McCavana, Nichola Scrutton, Natasha Russell, Hannah Brackston, Ross Whyte, Lewis Sherlock, Kit Mead, Elisabeth Wildling, Sumit Sarkar, Matteo Lanfranchi, Samson Ogiamien, Juri Cainero, Martin Janicek,John Rogers, Alex Rigg, Adrian Schvarztstein, Zoe Katsilerou.

The exhibition is free to attend. 

Sura Medura Workshop

The Symposium will be preceded by a free workshop led by Sura Medura artists Juri Cainero, Matteo Lanfranchi, Stephen Hurrel and Samson Ogiamien on Sunday 20th August at The Briggait, Glasgow. 

Artists from all backgrounds and specialisms are invited to join the Sura Medura Workshop for a day of exploration and collaboration. The piece created in the workshop will be performed as part of the Symposium the following day. The workshop is free to attend.

For more information on attending the workshop, please email Eileen Wilson on

The event is sponsored by the European network INSITU and the Scottish network Articulation.

Private View Launch Evening –
6pm – 9pm Wed 2nd August 2017

You are invited to join us at Summerhall on the Wednesday 2nd August for a private view. There will be live performance, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the artists. 

To RSVP and add your name to the invite list, please email