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The Politics of Engagement - Rights in Focus Conference

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Autograph

Rivington Place

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EC2A 3BA

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This conference will explore how social justice agendas can inform the challenges, practice and discourse of arts engagement.

Over two days, we will discuss the structural powers shaping the context in which arts engagement work is taking place, and consider how approaches based on the legal, civic, and human rights of participants can inform more ethically aware forms of participatory projects - and help initiate systemic change.

Join us for talks and workshops led by professionals across the arts, academia, social policy, and community sectors. By bringing together these different fields, we hope to profile and share new ideas. Attendees will be encouraged to share learning, skills and resources from their own practice.

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How can the rights of participants be central to the design and delivery of arts engagement?

Why do we work with those most marginalised, excluded or discriminated against?

What ethical dilemmas and power dynamics of arts engagement emerge in these relationships?

Can this work advocate for systemic change at personal, community, organisational and societal levels?

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The Rights in Focus Conference is aimed at arts professionals, socially engaged artists, curators, arts commissioners, facilitators creating workshops in arts and community spaces, artist educators, and those working in community settings - regardless of what stage in your career or practice you are at.

10 free tickets are available to artist educators, read how to apply on our blog

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SPEAKERS

Sheryll Catto, Co-Director, ActionSpace

Marice Cumber, Accumulate

Ali Eisa, Public Programme Manager (Education), Autograph

Dr Errol Francis, Chief Executive, Culture&

David Hevey, Director, Shape Arts

Charlotte Hollinshead, Associate Artist, ActionSpace

Jessica Horn, Director, African Women’s Development Fund

Lucy Keany, Public Programme Manager (Projects and Events), Autograph

Shana Swiss, Peoples Palace Projects

Deborah Williams, CEO, The Creative Diversity Network

More speakers TBC

ARTIST-LED WORKSHOPS WITH

Linda Bell, resident artist at ActionSpace

Mark Lawrence, resident artist at ActionSpace

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE

Tickets are for both days of the conference, 9:30am - 5pm at Autograph's gallery in Shoreditch, London.

Lunch and refreshments are included on both days.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport:

We endeavour to make this conference as accessible as possible. If you have interpretation or access needs, please contact us in advance at ali@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200

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Rights in Focus Conference: The Politics of Engagement is curated by Ali Eisa and Lucy Keany at Autograph.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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Read more on Autograph's website

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TICKETING POLICY

Tickets to this event can be purchased on Autograph's website, on Eventbrite, by phoning Autograph at 020 7729 9200, or by emailing info@autograph-abp.co.uk. Refunds can be requested up to one week before the event starts. Tickets are for both days of the conference, single-day tickets are not available. Autograph's events are popular and often sell out, we recommend booking in advance.

PHOTOGRAPHY / FILMING AT THIS EVENT

Photography and filming will take place at this event. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please let a member of staff know.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Our gallery is located in Shoreditch, London.

Getting here by tube:
Old Street: Northern Line - 8 min walk
Liverpool Street: Central, District, Circle and
Metropolitan lines - 12 min walk

Getting here by bus:
Shoreditch High Street, nr Shoreditch Church
Buses - 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 205, 242, 243, 271

Getting here by train / overground:
Shoreditch High Street: Overground - 4 min walk
Liverpool Street: Overground - 12 min walk

For nearby parking, please check Parkopedia

We have accessible parking bays available at the gallery, please contact us in advance to book.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk, or phone us on 020 7749 1269

What's the refund policy?

You can request a full refund up to 1 week before the event starts

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