“Art, Possibility, Action” workshop in Sheffield, 5th November

This from Manchester artist/activist Jane Lawson-
As part of the project Second Degree Potentias
I am organising
Art l Possibility l Action
is a one-day workshop bringing together artists, activists, campaigners, 
community organisers, students and academics 
to look at how art can help bring other worlds into being. 
It takes place on
Saturday 5th November, 10-5:30
Sheffield Institute of Arts, The Old Post Office Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, S1 2JH
This will be a participatory event focussed on sharing information and ideas and making links. 
It will be facilitated by Rhiannon Westphal from Seeds for Change 
with short presentations from the artist Nina Edge, the writer Mel Evans of Liberate Tate, 
Kerry Morrison of In Situ and James Marriott of Platform.
Come and learn how Nina Edge used art strategies and tools 
to help prevent the demolition of hundreds of homes in the Welsh Streets in Liverpool; 
how Platform highlighted the use of arts and culture to provide 
social capital for oil companies; 
how Liberate Tate shifted public opinion against BP’s sponsorship of the Tate; 
and how In Situ breathed life into a derelict mill in Pendle. 
 
This event is for those who want to change the world with their art, 
and those who want to find out how art can help them change the world. 
It aims to bring people together and help them find kindred spirits and potential collaborators; 
to suggest creative tools for community organisers and campaigners; 
to look at the differences between making political art and making art politically, 
or between being an art activist and an activist artist; 
to share ideas and information about making work that has an effect 
beyond the confines of the gallery; 
to look at what artists and art strategies can offer to campaigns; 
to find out how we can work together to create beautiful
inspiring visions of the future;
to think about art in the service of life.
The event costs £6 including refreshments (£3 concessions, free to Sheffield Hallam students); 
Part of the 2016 Festival of Debate http://www.festivalofdebate.com/
Please share with anyone you think may be interested!

 

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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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