Family Arts Conference 2017

Family Arts Conference 2017

I had the recent good fortune to be able to attend the recent Family Arts Conference at St. George’s and Watershed, Bristol on 15 March 2017 (#FAcon17) as part of Theatre Bristol’s new artist agent initiative.  The sunny day provided a warm welcome for an impressive turnout of sector professionals from across the UK.   Adeptly […]

Adventures in Autonomy and Heteronomy…

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 in reflection
Adventures in Autonomy and Heteronomy…

I have often felt frustrated at what I’ve experienced as an unfortunate but avoidable mis-match between the sophistication and depth of the processes so often involved in participatory and community arts projects and their resulting products (be they exhibitions, performances and so on).   Because this matter has recently come up in a few conversations, I thought […]

Artists as leaders event; Create Gloucestershire

What can be learned from arts practices in the context of social and political leadership?  Can artists provide/propose new models for leadership?  These are just a few of the questions I and others were considering when invited to give a talk at Create Gloucestershire‘s recent birthday celebrations with the theme Artists as Leaders.  The panel […]