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Dialogues - Towards Change: Artist Placemaking

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Phoenix Art Space

10-14 Waterloo Place

Brighton

BN2 9NB

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The seminar will examine the artist’s role in placemaking through the creation of a richer and more diverse arts community.

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The event will explore artists’ agency and representation in the cultural community; its challenges, and the opportunities for the right to freedom of artistic expression and creation to be fulfilled. It is being organised in partnership with a number of Brighton organisations, including Fabrica and Lighthouse.

The seminar will be facilitated by Tony Heaton, Artist and Chair of Shape Arts. Guest speakers include: Jo Offer from Rockets Artists and Writer and Curator Jamila Prowse. Plus from CVAN South East's partners and network members: Alli Beddoes, Artistic Director and CEO of Lighthouse, Kate Davey, Step Up Coordinator, Outside In, and Liz Whitehead, Director of Fabrica.

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We are offering a limited number of £50 travel/access bursaries for people who may not otherwise be unable to attend the events. Please see conditions and apply via this link.

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Please let us know if you have any access requirements after you have booked your ticket by emailing Oliver Sumner at info@cvansoutheast.com.

Schedule

12:00 Registration & Lunch

13:00 Welcome

13:05 Presentations, introduced by Tony Heaton:

Liz Whitehead & Alli Beddoes

Jo Offer & member of Rocket Artists

Jamila Prowse

Kate Davey & Outside In artist

Panel Q&A

14:00 Comfort break / networking & conversation

14:10 Parallel breakout discussions:

Breakout 1: Jo Offer & member of Rocket Artists

Breakout 2: Jamila Prowse

Breakout 3: Kate Davey & Outside In artist

15:00 Comfort break / networking & conversation

15:10 Plenary discussion:

Tony Heaton, Kate Davey, Jo Offer, Jamila Prowse

16:00 Reflections and conclusions:

Tony Heaton, Alli Beddoes, Sarah Davies, Oliver Sumner, Liz Whitehead

16:30 Close

At Phoenix Art Space

There will also be the opportunity to visit the Gallery DODO exhibition and hear from one of the exhibiting artists. Gallery DODO will be a cuckoo in the Phoenix nest for one weekend in November. Occupying the usually unseen gallery storage area as a temporary repository, DODO will display a collection of artists’ work that reflects upon objects lost, recovered and brought together.

Speakers

Tony Heaton (Chair) - Tony has worked in the field of disability, diversity and social justice for his whole career, with experience gathered from working as a Field Officer for RADAR (now Disability Rights UK), Development Officer for NACAB Citizens Advice, Director of Holton Lee and most recently as Chief Executive of Shape Arts, a disability-led arts organisation working with major cultural institutions and disabled people as artists and audiences. tonyheaton.co.uk

Jo Offer - Jo is an artist, designer, educator and co-ordinating Director of the Rocket Artists supported studios. Her practice and research explores inclusion using such tools as visual communication, collaborative design and social engagement. Her work aims to provide opportunities for those who face additional barriers to be involved in creativity, ask questions and develop solutions – for themselves and for others. She is Senior Lecturer on MA Inclusive Art Practice, University of Brighton. jooffer.co.uk

Jamila Prowse - Jamila is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Typical Girls, an alternative women’s publication which showcases the work of female creatives. She works across the arts as a freelancer in roles spanning project management, events management, digital communications, facilitation and curation. Jamila was an emerging curator at Brighton Photo Fringe and has managed Lighthouse’s Last Dance programme. She is predominantly interested in representation and accessibility within the arts sector. typicalgirlsmagazine.co.uk

Alli Beddoes - Alli is Artistic Director and CEO at Lighthouse. She leads the artistic and strategic vision and programme , with a focus on representing an inspiring and challenging range of voices and art forms in art, technology and society. She has more than 15 years of experience working with leading contemporary artists such as Ryan Gander, Random International and TeamLab. Before joining Lighthouse, Alli worked at Futurecity as Head of Arts & Commissioning, producing a programme of temporary and permanent commissions across the globe. http://www.lighthouse.org.uk

Liz Whitehead - Liz is the Director of Fabrica, a visual arts organisation based in the heart of Brighton. Fabrica was established in 1996 by a group of artists as a focus for contemporary visual art practice. It encourages an open dialogue between artists and visitors within the gallery space and produces an integrated programme of education and audience development activities that strives to remove barriers to engagement and understanding. Fabrica believes everyone should have the right to access and participate in the arts and works with a wide range of local partners to deliver those opportunities within and beyond the gallery. fabrica.org.uk

Oliver Sumner - Oliver is Manager of CVAN South East, a network of 22 organisations working together to create a stronger visual arts ecology for the region. A specialist in creative learning and visual arts engagement, Oliver’s independent activities include evaluation, research and project management for cultural organisations such as Arts Council Collection, Hayward Touring, the National Saturday Club, and Tate

Dialogues - Towards Change

CVAN South East presents Dialogues - Towards Change, a series of three consultative seminars with partners across the South East region, to explore themes of equality, rights and representation in the visual arts. The three Dialogues will champion positive change in the visual arts ecology by showcasing best practice and informing the development of a new phase in the network’s activity.

Join us for the other two seminars: Inclusive Practice on Wednesday 20 November at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, and Participative Institutions on Monday 2 December at Modern Art Oxford.

The listening exercise has been borne out of a profound recognition that the visual arts sector in the South East has some way to go to reflect the local population in its leadership, workforce, programmes and audiences. Joint action to close this gap was recently reaffirmed as a strategic priority for the network, putting its weight behind the mounting call from a diversity of artists, organisations and art lovers. These events are the next step in translating this ongoing commitment into concerted action and lasting change.

The programme has been devised and delivered in partnership with network members and through consultation and cooperation with a range of groups including those who exemplify best practice in community engagement. It has been made possible with financial support from Arts Council England.

Image: 'Art By Johnny' exhibition at Phoenix Brighton, photographed by Mike Edwards.

About CVAN South East, organiser of Dialogues - Towards Change: Participative Institutions

We are a network of organisations across the visual arts sector in the South East region of England. CVAN South East is one of the nine regional networks in England that make up CVAN (the Contemporary Visual Arts Network).

CVAN South East aims to be an effective network for the sector in this region by working in partnership on strategic projects and programmes, and by sharing learning and information to maximise expertise and creative thinking.

The network is concerned with developing critically engaged art practice, and dedicated to promoting a visual arts ecology that thrives on the inter-dependence of many stakeholders, including artists and art professionals, local government, higher education, not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

A major element of our programme is the Platform Graduate Award that we have managed since 2012. CVAN South East is supported by Arts Council England.

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