For Australian arts organisations, having a personal contact based in the European time zone helps forge and nurture invaluable relationships with artists and presenters there, injecting impetus into the artistic planning process.
Real Arts is based in Berlin, a new hub of the European scene, where it is easy to hear huge range of live performances, and connect with artists and agencies face to face. Conversations with European presenters can lead to co-productions and commissions, and create performance opportunities for touring ensembles. And in the busy lead-up to European concert tours, trouble-shooting tends to be easier with a partner based in the relevant timezone.
Real Arts acts as an extension of an organisation, creating new connections and injecting energy and ideas into projects and planning, that can be drawn on long after the original project has come to fruition.