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With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit

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The Whitworth

Oxford Road

Manchester

M15 6ER

United Kingdom

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International Arts and Homelessness Summit– Manchester 15-18 November 2018

Homelessness is not just about housing, and people who are homeless can suffer from a multitude of challenges from practical ‘house-lessness’ to low well-being, social isolation and stigma. The arts are being used effectively around the world to reduce social isolation by building social networks and increasing both physical and mental health, improve public attitudes/promote understanding towards people who are or have been homeless, and enable homeless people to express themselves so their voice can be heard.

From 15 to 18 November the international movement for the arts and homelessness With One Voice is holding the first ever International Arts and Homelessness Summit. (NB the four-day Summit sits within a week-long Festival from 12-18th where all events are free. Details will be released soon).

Join us to discover, interrogate and celebrate the role the arts can play in tackling homelessness.

This four-day conference will explore the themes of People, Practice, Policy, Performance and Partnerships in relation of arts and homelessness. With People and Performance at its heart, the Summit focuses on one of the themes each day bringing together practitioners, artists, activists, academics and policy makers together. 50% of the tickets available are allocated for people who are or have been homeless to be able to attend for free.

Each day, attend key-note speeches and panel discussions in the morning and join in practical workshop sessions in the afternoon. On Saturday, visit organisations across Greater Manchester for taster sessions and seeing their work first hand. On Sunday, join us for a reflection day and the closing performance of Man On Bench Fairy Tale, a new opera by Unlimited supported Emerging Artist David Tovey of the One Festival and Museum of Homelessness.

All tickets include a free light breakfast, tea/coffee breaks and lunch (excluding Saturday).

Each evening, delegates are also invited to attend free Festival events.


Summit Programme

Part of the International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival is also a 4 days conference at The Whitworth. This Summit will explore the themes of People, Practice, Policy, Performance and Partnershipsin relation of arts and homelessness. With People and Performance at its heart, the Summit focuses on one of the themes each day bringing together practitioners, artists, activists, academics and policy makers together. 50% of the tickets available are allocated for people who are or have been homeless to be able to attend for free. For more information about tickets, click here.

Each day, attend panel discussions in the morning and join in practical workshop sessions and World Cafe conversations in the afternoon. On Saturday, visit organisations across Greater Manchester for taster sessions and seeing their work first hand. On Sunday, join us for a reflection day and the closing event.

Each evening, Summit delegates are also invited to attend free Festival events.


Day 1 - Thursday 15th November - Practice

Conference at The Whitworth Grand Hall and break-out spaces around the gallery: 09.00-17.30

9.00 Breakfast available

9.45 Welcome

9.55 Creative slot

10.00 Mini PechaKuchas no 1– bite-sized introductions to arts/homelessness projects across the globe

10.20 A discussion of cultural spaces’ response to homelessness. Researcher Phyllida Shaw shares findings, so far, in a search for cultural spaces that are welcoming people who are or have been homeless to take part fully in their programmes/services. With a panel from Rio, Dallas and Manchester.

11.30 Tea Break

12.00 Practice Exchange Workshops. Delegates are invited to attend break-out workshops sharing practice in film-making, theatre, music, photography, arts/crafts, poetry/creative writing and dance.

13.45 Lunch (food provided by Back on Track social enterprise)

14.45 Mini PechKuchas no. 2

15.10 World Café Conversations: Delegates can join conversations around key questions in the arts/homelessness sector including evaluation and research; funding; networking; LGBTQI communities; artistic process and product; artistic co-creation

16.50 World Café feedback and pledges(delegates are invited to make pledges of their actions on the Pledge Wall)

Evening events – see Festival Programme


Day 2 - Friday 16th November - Policy

Conference at The Whitworth Grand Hall and break-out spaces around the gallery: 09.00-17.30

9.00 Breakfast available

9.45 Welcome

9.55 How Manchester has integrated people who are and have been homeless and the arts into the homelessness strategy.With a panel from Manchester and contributions from Paris and Scotland.

11.00 Creative slot

11.10 Mini PechaKuchas no 3– bite-sized introductions to arts/homelessness projects across the globe

11.30 Tea Break

11.45 Legislative Theatre Workshop. Led by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

13.15 Lunch (food provided by Back on Track social enterprise)

14.20 Mini PechKuchas no. 4

14.50 World Café Conversations: Delegates can join conversations around key questions in the arts/homelessness sector including Fair Pay; art as a human right; arts and hidden homelessness from rural communities to care leavers; campaigning

16.00 Tea break

16.30 World Café feedback and pledges(delegates are invited to make pledges of their actions on the Pledge Wall)

Evening events – see Festival Programme


Day 3 – Open Day!

Greater Manchester is opening its doors to over 40 events in the arts and homelessness sector including cultural venues, homelessness centres and pop-ups on the streets. See full Festival Programme.

Day 4 - Final wrap-up and Closing Event

Conference at The Whitworth: 09.00-14.00 then Mayfield Depot

9.00 Breakfast available

9.45 Welcome

9.55 Mini PechaKuchas no. 5

10.15 World Café– final conversations and discussions including legacy projects

11.45 Tea break

12.00 Final thoughts, read out pledges and actions for the future

13.15 Lunch (food provided by Back on Track social enterprise)

15.00 Closing Summit & Festival Event(Man on Bench Fairytale at Mayfield Depot) See herefor more information



Ticket prices:

50% of the tickets are free and for delegates who are of have been homeless***

Day Tickets are £31.33 including booking fee (for delegates attending as individuals or representing small organisations with annual turnover <£100,000) or £52.53 including booking fee for delegates representing bigger organisations (with an annual turnover >£100,000)

Whole Conference Passes are £81.15 including booking fee for individuals and small organisation and £138.39 including booking fee for bigger organisations.

All tickets include light breakfast, lunch and tea/coffee breaks (every day, except Saturday).

All evening and Open Day Festival events are free of charge – we will be in touch if you need to book places for these events.

With One Voice operates a “no questions asked” policy and won’t ask the delegates to prove their status. Everyone has the option to donate when booking their tickets. All proceeds help us sponsor the free tickets.

For more information visit www.with-one-voice.com or check out our FAQs and TRAVEL INFORMATION for delegates travelling from outside Greater Manchester before booking.


*** 50% of the Summit tickets are free and go to people who are or have been homeless. You can book a free ticket here. We are also working with homelessness organisations across Greater Manchester to fulfil this pledge. If you are an organisation and would like to request free tickets please get in touch with Lora on lora@with-one-voice.com***

*** All delegates will be contacted by the With One Voice team at a later dated with detailed programme, to book their individual afternoon workshops and evening events and express any dietary or access needs ***

Any questions, clarifications, ideas or suggestions?

We want to hear from you. Get in touch calling 020 7730 9551 or contact our Producer Lora on lora@with-one-voice.com – we look forward to seeing you at the Summit.


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M15 6ER

United Kingdom

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