Creative Ecologies: Strengthening communities through the arts
How can communities be strengthened through the arts?
Join us for a day of reflection, conversation and action around arts and place-making.
Prompted by Margate NOW, an ambitious and dynamic town wide festival of art, events and performances alongside Turner Prize 2019, Creative Ecologies is a one day symposium which will enable artists, practitioners and organisations to reflect on what it means to work together within a locality and the impact of different creative approaches to place-making.
The day will be structured using Open Space Technology – an innovative format that enables people to think collectively, talk and take action together. Everyone participating will be involved in creating an agenda for the day, enabling the event to be focused on the issues that really matter to those present. The discussion will culminate in a report to be shared with audiences more broadly. Open Space Technology is a democratic and empowering format and aims to encourage a responsible and productive working culture.
Creative ecologies will be an opportunity for all who have been involved in Margate NOW – from organisations, to artists, to volunteers to audiences – to take part in a discussion to reflect and plan further action. It will also be an opportunity for those from different organisations, localities and ecosystems, who are working in similar ways or facing similar challenges, to bring different experiences and models to the table.
Contributors will include Margate NOW Partnership, Canterbury Christ Church University plus all who feel moved to table a session on the day. The event will provide a rich and multi-voiced forum for sharing knowledge and generating best practice in the territory of placemaking and the arts.
The day will be facilitated by theatre company Improbable, who have extensive expertise in running Open Space events and have worked with organisations including Tate, Welcome Collection and The Southbank Centre.
Want to come, but can’t afford the full ticket price? Don’t worry! If you want to be there, we want you there. Pay what you can afford through the donation option, whether that’s £50, £10, or nothing at all. Your donation supports our work, making world-class art accessible to all.
10.30 Registration and coffee
11.00 Opening Circle
12.00 Session 1
13.45 Session 2
15.00 Session 3
16.15 Closing Circle
17:00 Finish & Opportunity to see Turner Prize 2019
Suggested ticket prices:
Large institutions (150+ employees) – £75
Small arts org’s (<150 employees) – £40
Individual – £20
Student/Concession* – £10
*Concessions are available for:
Student with valid ID, Disabled person (plus 1 complimentary companion ticket if required), Job Seekers with proof of eligibility ID, Senior 60+
Want to come, but can’t afford the full ticket price? Don’t worry! If you want to be there, we want you there. Pay what you can afford through the donation option, whether that’s £50, £20, or £10. Your donation supports our work, making world-class art accessible to all.