Creating Together Symposium

Creating Together Symposium
@ 101 Outdoor Arts
Tuesday 21st November
11am - 4pm

View the PROGRAMME here

A one day symposium on co-creation, participation and engagement in the arts outdoors and in public space

Creating Together Film

Visual scribing by Beka Haigh

This was a one day symposium for artists, producers, commissioners, festivals and public bodies that aims to explore how projects and programmes that take place outdoors and in public space can offer unique creative engagement opportunities for communities, artists and organisations alike.

With a rich tradition spanning more than fifty years, artists working outdoors have created imaginative and impactful participatory and socially-engaged work often with a unique ability to develop powerful feelings of collective identity and sense of place. With individual creativity a central part of Arts Council England’s ten year strategy Let’s Create, this event explores the many forms that creating work with communities takes.

The symposium interrogated the role of the artist, commissioner and audience, the tricky balance of process and product and what the relationship might be between co-creation, participation and the evolution of new approaches to touring. Alongside guest speakers and panel sessions there will also be a chance to pose your own questions, take part in discussions and help to develop new models of practice for the outdoors.

Speakers include Orit Azaz (Imagineer, No Fit State), Susan Clarke (Stoke Creates, B-Arts, Outside CPP), Ellen Harrison (Historic England), Phill Haynes (Wye Valley River Festival), Liz Mytton (Theatre in Flow), Liz Pugh (Walk the Plank), Gemma Thomas (Appetite CPP). Facilitated by Chris Rolls (Collective Sense, formerly 64 Million Artists/Coventry City of Culture)

Presented by 101 Outdoor Arts in association with Without Walls.

Image credit.
B arts Fegg Hayes Mysteries photo Natalie Willatt