(EN)COMPASS is a new series hosted by the Science Gallery Network, interrogating the impact of art and science coming together. As interdisciplinary collaboration emerges as a vital linchpin in an increasingly interconnected world, the role of a Creative Producer is coming to the fore. They appear across industries and sectors, including art-science, and can broadly be identified by a common commitment to the collaborative process, relationship building, and creative problem-solving. This interactive session will explore and address common misconceptions around this emerging role, as well as unpacking how projects have the potential to evolve, grow and transform for greater impact when a Creative Producer is involved.
Lizzie Crouch: Lizzie Crouch is a creative producer specialising in interdisciplinary work. She has applied a creative producing approach to work across a range of large and small organisations, cultural contexts, disciplines and sectors. Among other roles, Lizzie worked as the Senior Coordinator of Engagement for SensiLab, Monash University, produced art-science seasons for the Science Gallery network (MOUTHY, London and BLOOD, Melbourne), and most recently worked as a Creative Producer for Superflux.
Nicholas Medvesck: Nicholas Medvesck is a creative producer working across divergent disciplines to upend paradigms and inspire new connections. He has served as the co-director of the MIT Hacking Arts festival and recently held the title of Director of Projects at A R E A Gallery in Boston. He is currently part of the Harvard Art Lab community of artists and researchers and consults on art-thinking practice for innovation. His projects have been covered in Take Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker.