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How do Artists Shape a City: ArtCity Conference 2019

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B-Arts

72 Hartshill Road

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 7RB

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Can we make our second and third tier cities, our market towns sustainable, resilient, alive by working outside the recognised arts spaces?

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Building from the Artcity programme, a five year artist led intervention in Stoke-on-Trent, to put arts in non arts spaces, we are inviting artists, programmers, producers, civic leaders, property owners, landlords, decision makers, grant distributors, community and cultural champions, academics and activists, urban planners, architects, coms/ branding specialists and anyone interested or involved in shaping and making places to this conference.

How Do Artists Shape a City? conference will bring together people from across the sectors, and disciplines, to capture learning and experiences and to raise awareness of the variety of activities and expertise in how arts and cultural programming can impact on place and the lives of people in 'forgotten' cities and towns across the UK.

The conference will be an active, lively event. There will be interactive sessions happening across the city of Stoke-on-Trent, led by a wide range of speakers and practitioners, hosting conversations, sharing experiences, learning and seeing work in action.

There will be ample opportunities to meet other delegates, creating networks with a shared vision.

Schedule:

Wednesday 4.30 onwards - the Prologue

A time for us all to come together to set some of the questions for the rest of the conference, share our challenges over tasty food and entertainment.

Thursday - 9.30-17.00- the Place

Head off on our journey across the City, commissions and provocations: curate your programme, selecting from our menu of of activity based on the questions, challenges and opportunities that most closely matter to you.

We will take you around the city, stimiulating not only discussion, but solutions, celebrating successes and making plans.

Thursday - 18.00-21.00- 6 Towns on a Plate

Stoke-on-Trent is made up of 6 Towns. To celebrate this poly-centrisism and to make the most of your evening, we have our 6 combined dinner and culture packages; chose your town option for a paired food and arts/ cultural experience , each specifically designed to connect you with the place.

Friday - 9.30-12.30

We wrap up in the City Centre and spend time to reflect on our learning and make plans to transform our towns and cities.

Associated cultural must sees during this week in Stoke include seeing the British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke Works, a new insatllation work by internationally renowned poet/ artist Robert Montgomery, Middleport Pottery (home of the Great British Throw Down), Gladstone Pottery Mueum (including the history of the toilet), our town centres and town halls including Longton's Heritage Action Zone, and a wide selection of meanwhile use of space, our canals and historic parks and much more.

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