Fierce Professionals’ Day

Friday 18 October 2019, 12.30pm

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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Free (Advance registration necessary)

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Fierce Professionals’ Day

If you are an artist or arts industry professional attending Fierce Festival 2019 please join us for a day of industry talks, discussions and networking at MAC. Please register your interest by emailing The day will be scheduled so that you can see two shows at MAC: Album by Mariana Valencia (at 4pm) and Every Body Electric by Doris Uhlich (at 6.30pm) – so do book your tickets for these soon as we expect they will sell out.


12.30pm – 1.00pm, Registration & Coffee Morning with Oozing Gloop: Glooptopia Coffee Morning

Join Oozing Gloop for a relaxed and informal gathering exploring new ways to think about the future. Immerse yourself into the scrying of coffee stains. Where an accidental divination system is used to ride a highway to new worlds!

1.00pm – 1.15pm, Welcomes
1.15pm – 2.15pm, Fierce at 21. In light of Birmingham Library’s recent acquisition of Fierce’s archive and the passing of Fierce’s 21st birthday this conversation between Fierce’s Artistic Director and it’s Founder Mark Ball will reflect on the shifting landscape of Live Art, and issues of longevity, institutionalisation and staying rad! Chaired by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson.
2.15pm – 2.25pm – short break
2.25pm – 3.45pm – The Special Relationship – a panel discussion considering artmaking in the current political climate, the importance of internationalism and role of international festivals in society. With Kate Craddock from Gateshead International Festival of Theatre, Eckhard Thiemann from Shubbak Festival, Benjamin Akio Kimitch from Performance Space New York, Roya Amirsoleymani from TBA Festival/Portland Institute Contemporary Art and more to be confirmed.
3.45pm – 4.00pm – Break
4.00pm – 5.00pm – PERFORMANCE – Mariana Valencia, ALBUM. Book tickets.
5.00pm – 6.30pm – Fierce Happy Hour with Beverly’s Very Average Beverage Bar. A chance to network with artists and industry at Fierce, with the option to purchase food before the next show. With interventions from artist Susannah Hewlett.
6.30pm – 7.40pm – PERFORMANCE – Doris Uhlich, Every Body Electric. Book tickets.
Schedule is subject to change.



Friday 18 October 2019


Midlands Arts Centre