Outside the Conventional and Into the Mainstream - Symposium

Outside the Conventional and Into the Mainstream - Symposium
2nd February 2022 - 12 noon to 4.45pm
In person at 101 and online

On the 2nd February 2022, 101 Outdoor Arts - National Centre for Arts in Public Space held a hybrid symposium to launch their newly commissioned national strategy report 'Outside the Conventional and Into the Mainstream - Arts in Public Space in England' downloadable here.

In this symposium a mix of live panel sessions and round table discussions drew together representatives from artists, commissioners and funders to explore the themes outlined in the paper. Watch the videos below.


11am: In person arrivals

11.50am: Online arrivals & welcome by David Micklem (Writer and consultant)

12 noon: Welcome: Simon Chatterton (101 Outdoor Arts)

12.10pm: Introduction: Lyn Gardner (The Stage)

12.20pm: Overview of the report and key findings: David Micklem

12.30pm: Keynote address: Kully Thiarai (Leeds 2023)

1pm: Lunch (A chance for delegates to work together to explore key questions for arts in public space as it looks to the decade ahead)

2pm -3.10pm: Panel session 1: Place

How can arts in public space programmes help in creating a sense of place and reflecting identity and why is this important. How might this shape the nature of the work artists make?

Chaired by Lyn Gardner. Panellists: Ruth Colbridge (National Association of AONB’s), Adriana Marques (Peabody Trust), Sally Lampitt (Applause) Kully Thiarai (Leeds 2023)

3.20pm-4.30pm: Panel session 2: People

How can we place people at the heart of making and staging work in public space and best support diversity and new voices in our sector? How can our work not only speak to but involve audiences and enable individual creativity?

Chaired by Lyn Gardner. Panellists: Vicki Amedume (Upswing), Ajay Chhabra (Mela Partnership/Nutkhut), Pax Nindi (Global Carnivalz), Liz Pugh (Walk the Plank), Alicia Smith (Culture Liverpool)

4.30-4.45pm: Summing up and Close: Lyn Gardner

View the symposium PROGRAMME

Welcome and Keynote

Panel one - Place

Panel two - People & Closing