We are pleased to announce that Laurence Dube-Rushby and CAS together have secured funding to develop our support for socially-engaged practices. As part of an ongoing commitment to developing art actions for social change, Laurence will collaborate with CAS and its Dissent program to deliver a two day Socially Engaged Practice Forum in 2019. In this context Dissent represents daring to think differently whilst staying in relationship with others.
Artists will have the opportunity to experiment with creative and daring approaches to socially-engaged art interventions. The forum will inspire and challenge artists and representatives of community organisations to collaborate towards the shaping and testing of strategic ideas for place based social action. To further the impact of this project CAS will run a collaborative evaluation to gather insights for publication and strategic actions.
The Socially Engaged Practice Form will inspire and challenge artists and community representatives to strengthen their approach to collaboration and social action. This project aims to lay the foundation for a partnership which will grow the impact and strength of our social engagement, and empower the local communities involved for acting creatively together towards social change on both local issues identified at the forum, as well as global issues which may include climate change, migration, post-Brexit Britain, capitalist greed and equal opportunities in education.
Our first step is happening right now, on the 15th of December; Laurence invites you to come and feed into the process of reflecting on the last Truth-DARE event in Salisbury. She will also share findings from the Social Art Summit a national event in Sheffield that took place in November.
To express your interest in this project or in attending the discussion on Saturday 15th please email Laurence at firstname.lastname@example.org
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