Exploring Arts Partnerships in Wakefield
- Public Talk & Open Forum Discussion
You are invited to attend a public talk and open forum discussion, presented by Andrew Dixon on Monday 8 June 2015, 2-5pm (registration 1.45-2pm) at The Orangery Wakefield.
Andrew will be highlighting some of his work derived from over 30 years in the arts, tourism and regeneration sectors in Yorkshire and the North East of England. He was Chief Executive of Northern Arts in Newcastle where he led the regional Case for Capital, championing projects such as the Baltic, The Sage Gateshead, The Arc and the Angel of the North. Andrew was Chief Executive of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative from 1995 to 2010 in charge of tourism, marketing and the delivery of a region wide programme of festivals and events. More recently he has worked as Director of Creative Scotland and as Bid Advisor and Programme Director for Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Andrew will be working in Wakefield over the coming months, to explore and encourage increased arts partnership and collaboration across the district and beyond, stimulating a more connected cultural community.
An open forum discussion will take place during the second half of the afternoon exploring the potential for arts partnership working in Wakefield district. This is an opportunity for attendees to pose questions, discuss ideas and make suggestions.
Andrew Dixon requests all participants to please bring along an object, photograph, poem or phrase that sums up culture in Wakefield, to help stimulate discussion.
This event is organised by Beam on behalf of the Wakefield Arts Partnership, an independent network of arts organizations working together across the Wakefield District, seeking opportunities to cross promote and work collaboratively.
This event is FREE to attend but spaces are limited so please book your place via Eventbrite or call Beam on 01924 215 550.
This event forms part of Beam’s Arts in Place programme and is supported by Arts Council England.
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Beam work with Artists and communities to enhance places through the development of bespoke creative arts projects. Beam is the trading name of Public Arts – an arts organisation and charity founded in 1986, based in Wakefield and working across the Yorkshire region and beyond.