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Caravan Gallery at Tile Hill Library

Working with Communities

Start Time:
19/05/2022, 11:00am
End Time:
19/05/2022, 12:30pm

About the event

The Space, in association with Arts Council England is hosting a webinar for arts organisations and artists who have an interest in working with communities or are thinking about where digital can be useful in community led work.

Across the sector the appetite for working with communities, rather than for them is becoming ever more important. Let’s Create, ACE’s 10-year strategy, prioritises inclusivity and relevancy as a core principle, with the aim of delivering greater access, fairness and opportunity for everyone.

In this webinar we’ll hear from artists and organisations whose work has community at heart. We’ll discuss what makes their approach successful, how they use digital, and how the work is evolving. And there’ll be plenty of time for questions and audience input.

The questions we’ll discuss include:

  • What do you need in place to work successfully with communities?
  • How can you establish and build successful relationships, and what’s the role of digital in that?
  • How can you make the most of the budget you have?
  • How might you respond to the digital divide?
  • What kinds of experiences might you create, and what can you do to be inclusive and relevant?

Rob Lindsay, Head of Programmes for The Space, will be joined by guests including:

Jan Williams, The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery believe in ‘doing things with people rather than at them’, using photography to celebrate overlooked and occasionally bizarre aspects of everyday life.  The Caravan is also a mobile exhibition space that engages with people and places ‘normal’ galleries might not easily reach, currently working in Openshaw, Manchester and also Tile Hill, Coventry, as part of the Coventry Libraries Digital Spaces project.

Robert Howell, Culturapedia

Culturapedia create culture for and with the people of Lancashire, and as they say, their mission is to ‘give ideas legs’.  Culturapedia’s Spot On programme works with communities to tour performance and stories across Lancashire and rural North West England, and includes digital series which started in lockdown and have grown and evolved since then.

Sajida Carr, Creative Black Country

Creative Black Country’s mission is Making the most of the Black Country through arts, culture and creativity. Working with communities in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton to explore and develop new creative projects with local people in the places where they live, current work includes the Offsite 9 programme, and Dudley Creates.

Additional information

1. The webinar lasts 90 minutes and will take place on Zoom.

2. There will be a live captioner throughout.

3. A recording of the webinar will eventually be available after the event on The Space's YouTube channel.

4. You will be sent a link to join the webinar via Eventbrite's reminder emails.

In association with

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