San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Fuelling our Creativity: the forgotten conversation about arts participation's impact on the artist
2-5pm, Thursday 5 March, 2015
Stage 2, Northern Stage
FREE (booking required)
An invitation from Annie Rigby (Unfolding Theatre) and Kylie Lloyd (Northern Stage)
We make theatre with community groups and young people. Over the years, we have collected mountains of feedback describing the impact of our projects on participants. Yet, we're rarely asked about the impact the work has on us, as artists or producers.
This frustrates us. We know the impact is enormous. Making theatre in participatory settings is what fuels our creativity. Furthermore, some of the most exciting theatre we have ever seen has been made with 'non-professional' performers. For example, Streetwise Opera's award-winning work with homeless and ex-homeless people, and the playful, interactive shows, somewhere between theatre and game design, made by Coney.
We want to invite you to an event opening up a critical conversation about the impact of participation work on artists.
We're excited to announce that Matt Peacock (Streetwise Opera) and Tassos Stevens (Coney) will join Annie Rigby (Unfolding Theatre) as speakers at the event. Chaired by Kylie Lloyd (Northern Stage) this is a great opportunity to hear from some of the UK's most creatively ambitious and innovative participatory theatre-makers.
After short provocations, the event will open up into discussions and conversations about the creative motivations and impact of working in participatory contexts. We want to hear your thoughts about artistic ambition, practical challenges and creative possibilities.
The event is open to artists at any stage of their career, learning and participation staff, arts students, graduates, researchers and academics. We hope you can join us! (There'll be tea, coffee and biscuits too!)
An Artworks Critical Conversation event, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation