A dialogue on arts and communities with local and international perspectives
Dates: April 7th and 8th, 2010 at The Drum, Birmingham, B6 4UU
Featuring: Airan Berg, Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture (Austria); François Matarasso (UK); Fundacja Pogranicze (Poland); Laundry (UK); Nova Kultura (Bulgaria).
How to book:
Go to The Drum web site for full details where you can download the booking form and programme.
Wednesday 7th April, 2pm - 8pm
Artist-led sessions to explore good practice in community engagement projects, with local and international examples from Birmingham, Bulgaria, Crete and Poland, aimed at artists and practitioners wishing to develop their community practice with an international perspective.
Thursday 8th April, 10am – 4pm
A dialogue with Airan Berg and François Matarasso, exploring European approaches to artistic practices that invite social engagement, followed by case studies and interactive sessions led by Birmingham arts organisations. This day will be of interest to artists and agencies addressing cross-cutting agendas through the arts.
Laundry artists participating are Brendan Jackson, Alicja Rogalska, Beverley Harvey, along with project evaluator Steve Trow and our four bursary award artists who have participated in international exchanges. There will be presentations from Michał Moniuszko the Borderland Foundation (Poland) and Marianna Assenova from the New Culture Foundation (Bulgaria).