Artist-led sessions

Four practical workshops will involve delegates in creative discussions, making, doing and imagining. Led by inspiring artists and leaders from four Creative People and Places programmes this is a chance to experience CPP from the inside and make art happen.

Creative Evaluation: Making an artwork workshop

Sarah Butler and Nicole Mollett (More Than 100 Stories)

Practical workshop using art itself to provoke, challenge and unpick the debate about the Creative People and Places approach to arts engagement. Sarah and Nicole will invite delegates to creatively respond to a CPP project in the same manner as they did for More Than 100 Stories, by making an artwork which reflects a socially engaged project.

Creative approaches to cultural democracy

Jo Hunter (64 Million Artists)

64 Million Artists believes that everyone is creative, and that when we are creative we can make change in our lives and in the world around us. Using examples from the work of 64 Million Artists and from their recent study on Cultural Democracy in collaboration with Arts Council England, Jo will introduce some practical ideas for getting people involved both online and offline and give delegates the opportunity to learn from each other and share practice.

Embracing the pixel

Jason Wilsher-Mills (digital artist)

In this session artist Jason will unpick the process of how he uses iPads to create art. Jason creates paintings which detail his disability, childhood memories, popular culture, social history/heritage, creating new biographical narratives, through theatrical artifice and humour. Delegates will have the opportunity to use iPads (that will be provided by Jason) to access augmented reality targets, and to create a digital piece of art.

Life's a Beach: performance built from community stories

Vimal Korpal, Elinor Coleman, Frances Land and Steve Johnstone (Black Country Touring)

The sounds of the bingo callers, the sweet taste of minty rock, quivering jellyfish and demonic seagulls, heroic rescues and lives lost at sea – all packing into what appear to be three ordinary holiday caravans. Life’s A Beach was inspired by stories gathered from residents of Skegness and seasonal visitors to British seaside resorts from the Black Country. A co-production with SO Festival 2017, supported by Creative Black Country, one of the touring caravans will be visiting People, Place Power. This session will involve a caravan performance, followed by an open discussion with co-artistic directors Frances and Steve unpicking the artistic process, co-commissioning and the partnership with Creative Black Country.

Photo (c) Anita Adeshina. Barking and Dagenham residents enjoy the technicolour fun of The Colour of Time at the One Borough Community Day. Creative Barking and Dagenham