*Registration Now Open:*

*Kick-Starting Media:*

*Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries*

*One-Day International Symposium: 9 June 2016*

*Media Futures Research Centre, Bath Spa University*

*Held at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus*

*Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN*

*Confirmed keynotes:*

Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow

Professor Mario La Torre, University of Rome

We are delighted to annouce that registration is now open for *Kick-Starting
Media: Cultures of Funding in Contemporary Media Industries *taking place
at Bath Spa University on Thursday 9th June 2016.

Recent public debates over funding in the media industries seem tied to the
impact of digitisation, which has provided a catalyst for change in terms
of how media is now produced and consumed across multiple platforms. As
such, basic business models for funding media are changing too. Trends such
as crowdfunding and co-creation as well as subscription-based platforms
like Netflix and video-on-demand services such as iTunes have all made
media more sharable and personal, but all of these trends and services also
raise further questions about the funding priorities, strategies and
policies in the arts, media and culture sectors. It is thus timely to take
stock of cultures of funding in contemporary media industries, and this
symposium aims to provide a platform for analysing impacts of these
contemporary funding trends, be it on texts, audiences, technologies,
cultures or industries.

It is with this aim in mind that *Kick-Starting Media: Cultures of Funding
in Contemporary Media Industries* considers funding cultures in and across
different media, including film, television, comics, newspapers,
videogames, radio and music. The event features panels on global cinema and
television funding, public service broadcasting, transmedia and
transnational production cultures, videogames, comics and anime funding
priorities, digital, radio and music business models, news and journalism
funding, as well as keynote lectures about the present and future models
and implications of global media funding from Professor Gillian Doyle
(University of Glasgow) and Professor Mario La Torre (University of Rome).

To register, please go to:

The symposium fee is £20, which includes lunch, tea and coffee throughout
the day, and an evening wine reception.

Further updates about the symposium, including a provisional programme, can
be found here:

For further information or for any queries please contact Matthew Freeman (
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*Dr Matthew Freeman, FHEA*

*Senior Lecturer in Media Communications*
*Director, Media Futures Research Centre*

*CoLA - Digital Academy*

*Bath Spa University*

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