24 Ashwin Street
Monday 17th June 2019
Young People in the Arts (YPIA), the networking group for early-career professionals in the arts sector, are hosting an evening discussion about community engagement in the arts world.
In 2017 Arts Council England’s Deputy Chief Executive Simon Mellor indicated that Arts Council strategy is likely to move from “great art for everyone” to “great art with everyone”. With increasing emphasis from funders for organisations to demonstrate community engagement in their work, join YPIA for a workshop with pioneers of best practice community engagement, exploring how to successfully bring together artistic excellence and social engagement.
We’ll examine why meaningful engagement with communities is crucial for a healthy arts sector, share and compare approaches to engagement in the arts across organisations, and provide invaluable insights and expert advice on funders’ changing approach to engagement and how this can impact your own projects.
Our speakers include Becky Allen, head of creative learning at Half Moon Theatre, Katherine Igoe-Ewer, local producer at The Yard Theatre, and Daisy Swift, learning director at Wigmore Hall. Becky, Katherine and Daisy will share their own experiences of community engagement, following which there will be opportunity for group discussion and questions.
Tickets cost £10 (or £5 for YPIA members) and can be purchased from here: