Sarah speaking at EVENT: Arts, Craft & Participation

So most of you know I’m a big geek when it comes to reading about and attending events that discuss craft, participation and social justice engagement (embarrassing to say in a blog perhaps but it’s true! Hmmm am I going to get minus cool points from some of you now?;p) so when I was asked to speak at this event, of course I said yes to add our approach to craftivism to these discussions but also so I could listen to all of the other talks!:) Want to join me at this interesting event? Ooooo go on, it’s freeeeee! 

“Arts, Craft & Participation”

Organised by Participation and Engagement in the Arts Knowledge Exchange Network

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2013 from 12:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

Venue: Red Lion Quarter, Boston Collage, SPALDING, Red Lion St, PE11 1SX Spalding, United Kingdom

Tickets: Book your free ticket here

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Speakers include:

  • Carol Parker & Dave Briggs, Transported

 Increasing participation and engagement within a rural context

 The dispersed nature of rural communities makes engaging the public in arts & craft activities particularly difficult. Artists are challenged with finding new ways to communicate, the rise of social networks and blogging have helped creative projects reach new audiences in rural areas, but come with a downside. Talking from experience Carol and Dave will discuss highs and lows of working in rural settings.

  • Sarah Corbett, Founder of Craftivist Collective

 Craftivism: A spoonful of CRAFT helps the ACTIVISM go down

Founder of Craftivist Collective, craftivism columnist for Crafty Magazine & Europe’s leading spokesperson in the emerging craftivism movement Sarah Corbett will talk about how she uses craft to engage people in a deep transformative way with activism issues through reflective crafting. 

  • Dr Stephen Knott, Founder Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Craft, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham

 Craft, material engagement, and participatory art

 This talk considers how the Victorian designer William Morris’ ideals linger on in particular participatory projects by contemporary artists that accentuate the importance of the handmade, or exercise the making abilities of their audience.

+  Q & A & Workshop

***more speakers to be announced shortly***

 This seminar is run in partnership with Transported, Boston & South Holland CPP

Who are the Knowledge Exchange Network?

Leeds Metropolitan University has been commissioned by Arts Council England to coordinate a new Knowledge Exchange Network and a series of seminars exploring key issues in participation and engagement in the arts across the North of England.

The work is being coordinated by Leila Jancovich, from the UK Centre for Events Management, and Professor Franco Bianchini from the Cultural Planning and Policy Unit in the School of Cultural Studies.

The Network creates opportunities for knowledge exchange between cultural researchers, policy makers, managers and practitioners, from across the North of England, to debate key issues around cultural development generally and participation and engagement in particular.

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