Creating Together Symposium

Creating Together Symposium
@ 101 Outdoor Arts
Tuesday 21st November
11am - 4pm
£10 including lunch (+ booking fee)

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

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 will interrogate 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.

Presented by 101 Outdoor Arts in association with Without Walls.

101 Outdoor Arts is an accessible venue with accessible parking bays, accommodation, rehearsal spaces and WC facilities. The presentations at Creating Together will be signed and recorded.

Image credit.
B arts Fegg Hayes Mysteries photo Natalie Willatt

Creating Together Symposium

21 November 11am-4pm


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Following the symposium there will also be an opportunity for artists to take part in a three day intensive residential lab to explore the topic in more detail through a combination of discussion and practical workshop activities led by Chris Rolls of public engagement specialists Collective Sense.

Who is this for?

This workshop is aimed at professional artists, producers or commissioners with an interest in producing co-created outdoor work. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals who are likely to be underrepresented in this area of work.


101 Outdoor Arts is an accessible venue. We have accessible parking bays, accommodation, rehearsal spaces and WC facilities. The Lab content can be captioned or signed, audio described and learning resources are available in large print. Please tell 101 Outdoor Arts what support would enable you to fully participate in this opportunity when completing your application.


If you would like to apply, please download and complete the short application form via the button below.If you would prefer to submit the answers to the questions by video, please email us a transfer link to your film instead (of up to 5 minutes in length).All applications should be submitted to by 5pm on Wednesday 18th October 2023.

Successful applications will be notified by Wednesday 25th October 2023

If you would like to receive this information in another format, have any questions or would like to speak to somebody about your application, please contact