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CAN Conference 2019 - Cultivating Creativity Together

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Anglia Ruskin University

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CB1 1PT

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Cambridge has a full and vibrant arts and cultural offering serving hundreds of thousands locally, nationally and internationally. In this annual gathering of arts and cultural providers, makers, funders, commissioners and producers, we pose questions to reflect on the effectiveness of that offering. This year's CAN Conference will consider…

How much of this offering reflects the changing perception of culture?
How does this offering meaningfully engage our local audiences and communities?

Collaborations and partnerships are recognised as effective methods of developing creative practice and offer. We are exposed to creativity through a growing variety of media and the means to be selective about and even shape the culture we receive. We will question what this means for the ways in which we deliver, sustain and communicate our creative offering.

Setting the scene for its 2020-2030 strategy consultation with ‘Shaping The Next Ten Years’, Arts Council England presents ambitions driven by a range of partnerships and collaborations, involving organisations, individuals and communities which aim to increase access to culture whilst celebrating and developing a greater breadth of cultural contributions.

We will ask how, in Cambridge, can partnership or collaborative approaches impact the needs and expectations of audiences, as well as the sustainability of local cultural organisations and practitioners?

Examining various models and how they inform the learning, training, promotion, engagement and delivery of culture, this conference is an opportunity to reflect on the potential of these methods for further sustaining and developing creative practice in the city.

Presentations and discussions will demonstrate examples of practice; who contributes and who benefits. The conference is a place for dialogue that might inspire new opportunities for creative individuals and organisations operating in our city. Topics will include:

Entry, Training and Career Development
Working with education to illustrate the opportunities available

Co-Production with Audiences and Communities
Responding to and working with audiences/ communities to make the cultural offer relevant

Investment and Funding
What are the opportunities for bringing finance into our local cultural sector, what do we offer in return?

The event format will comprise:

  • A programme of keynote talks/provocations
  • 7 breakout sessions (presented morning and afternoon, delegates participating in 2 sessions each)
  • A concluding summary session

The Programme

Keynote: Simon Poulter, Collusion

Breakout Sessions (attendees can select 2 from the following):
Creative and Healthy Communities, Cambridge Community Arts
Creative Conversations for Meaningful Engagement, CPP Market Place
Stepping Out of Categories: The Impact of Transcultural & Interdisciplinary Process, 30 Bird
Partnerships for Employment Routes into Arts Therapies and Teaching, Cambridgeshire Music
Supporting and Developing New Facilitators, Kettle's Yard and Wysing Arts Centre
The Library Presents: Bringing Arts Activities to Libraries across Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire County Council
Raising Funds for Social Benefit Through Creative Activity, Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service

Audio recordings of the provocations and conference summary will be produced for circulation post-event event. Graphic Recording will also be used to illustrate findings from the day’s discussions and presentations.

With articles based on the conference theme and topics, the delegate pack will provide added provocation and will add to the conversation (and action) beyond the event.

Cambridge Arts Network is excite to return to Anglia Ruskin University for the third year, building a relationship that will create opportunities for staff and students to meaningfully engage with the conference and make connections with the local arts and cultural sector.


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  • Jane Rich

    Jane Rich

    Cambridge Community Arts CEO
  • Lorna O'Brien, Colin Stevens, Ali Atkins

    Lorna O'Brien, Colin Stevens, Ali Atkins

    CPP Market Place
  • Joanne Gray

    Joanne Gray

    Cambridgeshire County Council Partnerships, Projects and Funding Manager
  • Julia Ient

    Julia Ient

    Cambridgeshire Music Head of Business Development
  • Michelle Lord

    Michelle Lord

    Cambridge City Council Arts Development Officer
  • Simon Poulter

    Simon Poulter

    Collusion Director
  • Imogen Philipps & Lucy Shipp

    Imogen Philipps & Lucy Shipp

    Circuit (Kettle's Yard & Wysing Arts Centre)
  • Mehrdad Syef

    Mehrdad Syef

    30 Bird Artistic Director
  • Christine Trevorrow

    Christine Trevorrow

    Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service Training & Development Worker

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