The symposium commences a discussion on cultural leadership and public engagement in the arts, exploring examples that contest the place for the creative practitioner in society. The symposium provides an opportunity to showcase your research in the context of cultural leadership and public engagement with the intention of developing an initial cultural network, providing greater awareness of current activity and the potential for future collaboration.
The symposium seeks academic projects that engage with various communities and professional agencies to effect change and thinking with respect to researching public engagement, cultural policy, and related urban and economic strategies. How can academic research in the arts work in a responsive fashion that makes a contribution to practice as well as bring about stronger communities that are more connected and mobile?
The call starts from the assumption that there are many colleagues working across the University that have projects which partner with the cultural/creative and heritage industries. The challenge is how best to make these projects visible and accessible, to potentially enable collaboration and cross-disciplinary research.
Keynote presentations in the morning include: Professor Charles Quick of In Certain Places, UCALN and Dr Keith Bartlett, Director of Culture, Durham University. The afternoon sessions will focus on staff presentations and ‘World Café’ format for delegate discussions.
Submission Details for Presentations
To identify models of research across the arts that engages with the public and/or cultural/creative industries.
Prompts for Discussion
Professor Charles Quick, In Certain Places, UCLAN
Since 2003, In Certain Places, led by curators Elaine Speight and Professor Charles Quick, has worked with artists and architects to develop temporary interventions in Preston City Centre, hosted artists’ residencies, and organised talks and debates about art practice and place. Collectively, these activities have generated new understandings of the urban environment, enabled new ideas to be tested in the city’s public spaces, and formed collaborations between artists, institutions, communities, businesses and other individuals in Preston and beyond.
The project is financially supported by the University of Central Lancashire, Preston City Council and the Arts Council of England through their Grants for the Arts scheme.
Dr Keith Bartlett, Director of Culture, Durham University
The University of Durham and Culture North East (CNE) are working together to gather evidence on the relationship between culture and policy in the North East of England, and to compare this with the situation in Europe. This work will focus on current culture-led economic regeneration projects and urban deprivation amelioration work, with particular attention being paid to the respective methodologies for the preliminary and subsequent evaluation of these initiatives, and to their general reception within regional discussion forums. This will contribute to the development of cultural strategy in the NE region, not just for CNE but also for other regional bodies such as universities and local authorities.
Heritage Quay: Tuesday 13th September 2016
|9:30am – 10:00am||Coffee and Registration||–|
|10:00am||Introduction||Professor Steve Swindells, University of Huddersfield|
|10:15am||Key note 1||Professor Charles Quick, UCLAN|
|–||5 minute comfort break||–|
|11:15am||Key note 2||Dr Keith Bartlett, Durham University|
|12:00pm||Plenary Q&A||Panel Discussion|
|12:30pm||Lunch||Handmade Bakery of Slaithwaite
Opportunity to review poster/library presentations
|1:15pm||Presentations 1: Themes TBC||4 x 15 minute presentations|
|–||10 minute comfort break||–|
|2:30pm||Presentations 2: Themes TBC||4 x 15 minute presentations|
|–||10 minute comfort break||–|
|3:45pm||What Happens Next: World Cafe||Open Floor Discussion|
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