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Working with Communities
May 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Free webinar brought to you by The Space, in association with Arts Council England.
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’ hear from artists and organisations whose work has community at heart. We discuss what makes their approach successful, how they use digital, and how the work is evolving.
- 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, is 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.