IBT19 Summit

October 2019

‘It is not a collection of art pieces. It is alive’ PROF CATHY TURNER, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

The IBT19 Summit: 33 local, national and international artists in 11 city-wide locations, with the people of Bristol.

The Summit took place on 11-13 October; our first step in radically reconsidering how to make an International Festival.

From provocative panels and UK premieres of international performances, to lighting up caves, and motorcycle rides, we welcomed audiences across the city.

7 international artists presented UK premieres, hosted workshops and shared provocations. 26 UK artists, including 18 artists from Bristol, responded to the questions at the heart of the Summit through artworks, facilitation, and documentation, exploring the role of art in changing the world

The Summit hosted our first Creative Exchange Lab, 13 exceptional UK artists developed their practice and created artworks and provocations in workshops led by Kameelah Janan RasheedDorothee Munyanaza and Cigdem Aydemir.

In the lead up to the festival, we collaborated with 170 people from across the city, connecting generations, creating artworks and exploring what we need to flourish in an uncertain future.

Art has a place and a job to do. Art and artists are the people that tell the stories that we need to hear. The truth about what we need to do to change. HELEN COLE, IN BETWEEN TIME

BANNER IMAGE: The Ride, Cigdem Aydemir © Paul Blakemore IMAGE CREDITS FROM TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT: Opening drinks, IBT19 Summit © Ailsa Fineron. The Ride, Cigdem Aydemir © Paul Blakemore. We Are Warriors, Helen Cole © Manuel Vason. Film still © Sam Irving. Erin Markey, Singlet © Sasha Arutyunova. 2 Film stills © Sam Irving. Unwanted, Dorothee Munyaneza © Christophe Raynaud de Lage. IBT Summit Day 3, Arts Mansion © Manuel Vason. Asmaa Jama, Creative Exchange Lab 2019, In Between Time © Manuel Vason. Muneera Pilgrim, Creative Exchange Lab 2019, In Between Time © Manuel Vason. Film still © Sam Irving.

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