During the conference, speakers, panellists and delegates considered the key changes in how work is being made, produced and presented, while also examining the transitions required of arts organisations, artists and audiences to keep pace.

APAC13 Hear a number APAC 13 speakers and panellists put change in perspective and talk about some of the ways through this turbulence for artists and arts organisations.

Richard Gerver reveals how to adapt and thrive – not to fear change, but to see it as an opportunity for creative re-invention.

James McVeigh, Head of Innovation and Marketing with Festivals Edinburgh, describes the major changes in the arts landscape from his international festival vantage point as well how he is looking to make work with rather than for audiences.

Marcus Davey, the Roundhouse Chief executive and Artistic Director, talks about how and why we should value the arts anew.

Artistic Director of Scotland’s Dance Base, Morag Deyes, affirms that dance leads the way with dance organisations embracing new practices along with the development of new infrastructure providing a platform for growth.

Val Ballance, Head of Venues and Touring at the Arts Council, talks about the changes in support for venues as well as the need for fresh thinking from and greater collaboration between funders, venues, networks, companies and artists.

Actor Peter Daly talks the impact of reductions in arts funding as well as his own experience of changes in the work being made, roles on offer and his own practice.

Declan McGonagle argues that it is incumbent on us to think through this period of change or resetting, not to turn into economic gofers, but to understand where the real value of the arts in society lies

Cultural Planner Lia Ghilardi asks that those engaged in cultural planning think before they ‘plan’, look to manifest the character of a place rather than imposing rweady-made, but all-too familiar, solutions.

Playwright Thomas Kilroy believes that something big has been dismantled and expresses his hope that this will soon be reflected in art.

Chair of NITA, Louise Rossington, describes how the performing arts are a vehicle for change meaning we take risks, push boundaries, successfully collaborate and drive new ways of thinking and doing.

Chair of Theatre Forum, Loughlin Deegan, describes the explosion of performing arts talent in recent years as well as the urgent need to support and nurture this talent.

Mona Considine of Backstage Theatre talks about some changes in her own approach to programming as well as her deliberate decision, despite depleted resources, to continue to support emerging artists and present new work.

Creative producer, Rachel Clare, shares how and why she produces and tours new performances that combine theatre, contemporary circus, dance and visual arts in dynamic site-specific work.

Cat Harrison, artist/producer or ‘slasher’, talks about what emerging means to her in the current climate and asks that change is given a chance.

Vincent McCann of Armagh’s Market Place Theatre describes how expansion of the arts infrastructure and funding changes are affecting the performing arts, venues and their audiences.