The Future for the Arts in Wakefield
Workshop & Open Forum Discussion
FREE – All Welcome
You are warmly invited to join us for this workshop and discussion, led by international culture expert Andrew Dixon, on Tuesday 21 July, hosted by the Wakefield Arts Partnership and Beam.
The event will -
- Explore Wakefield’s cultural strengths
- Consider Wakefield in the wider context of Leeds City Region and nationally
- Look at how other cities promote their cultural offer
- Explore ways to strengthen cultural partnership in Wakefield and beyond, joining up the arts with business & regeneration
- Create a unique opportunity for imaginative and practical discussion and debate
This is the second event in a wider project aimed at looking at current arts activity in Wakefield and exploring possible ways to increase collaboration, partnership, and local benefit.
Andrew Dixon brings his expertise from over 30 years in the arts, tourism and regeneration sectors in the North of England, Scotland, and internationally. 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. He 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’s successful bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.
Andrew requests all participants to please bring along an object, photograph, poem or phrase that sums up culture in Wakefield, to help stimulate discussion.
Wakefield Arts Partnership is an independent informal network of arts organizations working together across the Wakefield District seeking opportunities to create a more connected cultural community.
Venue: Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP
(If you are arriving by SATNAV: WF1 1ED will take you to the car park directly behind Unity)
Date: Tuesday 21 July 2015
Time: 2 - 5pm (registration 1.45-2pm)
This event forms part of Beam’s Arts in Place programme and is supported by Arts Council England.
Image Credit: Wakefield Minatures, Studio Of Cinematic Architecture (2014)
When & Where
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.