The Question of Collaboration | Symposium at Bedford Creative Arts, UK


21 September, 12pm to 6pm.

Join Bedford Creative Arts this September for an afternoon of lively discussion, sharing and debate on the question of ‘true’ collaboration between artists and communities.

Attendees will be hearing from leading artists in the field Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Neville Gabie, Jasleen Kaur, and Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou who created Clubhouse.

Chaired by independent curator and writer Tessa Jackson OBE , and introduced by Annie Bacon of Bedford Creative Arts, the symposium will be seeking out and learning about new ways of developing and achieving deeper ‘collaboration’ and exploring the critical discourse around new developments and innovative approaches in socially engaged art practice.

The afternoon will take into account how these approaches make artists and the communities that work with them, think and feel about the realities and possibilities of collaborative working. This will include a conversation between the lead artists, community members and producers of Clubhouse – our recent inter-generational film making project set on two streets in Bedford. Other speakers TBC.

If you are an artist, producer, curator, commissioning organisation or somebody who works to create dialogue within communities through the arts then this is for you and Bedford Creative Arts would love you to come and be part of the discussion.

A limited number of bursaries are available for artists.

To find out more and book your place please go to: bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/…the-question-of-collaboration/