10 Sep Sarah speaking at EVENT: Arts, Craft & Participation
“Arts, Craft & Participation”
Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2013 from 12:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
Venue: Red Lion Quarter, Boston Collage, SPALDING, Red Lion St, PE11 1SX Spalding, United Kingdom
Tickets: Book your free ticket here
- Carol Parker & Dave Briggs, Transported
Increasing participation and engagement within a rural context
The dispersed nature of rural communities makes engaging the public in arts & craft activities particularly difficult. Artists are challenged with finding new ways to communicate, the rise of social networks and blogging have helped creative projects reach new audiences in rural areas, but come with a downside. Talking from experience Carol and Dave will discuss highs and lows of working in rural settings.
- Sarah Corbett, Founder of Craftivist Collective
Craftivism: A spoonful of CRAFT helps the ACTIVISM go down
Founder of Craftivist Collective, craftivism columnist for Crafty Magazine & Europe’s canadian online pharmacy 24h leading spokesperson in the emerging craftivism movement Sarah Corbett will talk about how she uses craft to engage people in a deep transformative way with activism issues through reflective crafting.
- Dr Stephen Knott, Founder Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Craft, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
Craft, material engagement, and participatory art
This talk considers how the Victorian designer William Morris’ ideals linger on in particular participatory projects by contemporary artists that accentuate the importance of the handmade, or exercise the making abilities of their audience.
+ Q & A & Workshop
***more speakers to be announced shortly***
This seminar is run in partnership with Transported, Boston & South Holland CPP
Who are the Knowledge Exchange Network?
Leeds Metropolitan University has been commissioned by Arts Council England to coordinate a new Knowledge Exchange Network and a series of seminars exploring key issues in participation and engagement in the arts across the North of England.
The work is being coordinated by Leila Jancovich, from the UK Centre for Events Management, and Professor Franco Bianchini from the Cultural Planning and Policy Unit in the School of Cultural Studies.
The Network creates opportunities for knowledge exchange between cultural researchers, policy makers, managers and practitioners, from across the North of England, to debate key issues around cultural development generally and participation and engagement in particular.