Conference Information

People Place Power is a meeting place for everyone interested in shifting approaches in inclusive arts and cultural engagement.

Doncaster Art Fair. Photo Sally Lockey

Through a series of lively provocations, rich conversations, practical workshops and creative elements we will explore and challenge thinking; encourage critical reflection; and share learning on the themes of power, collaboration, co-creation, ownership, relevance and place.

People Place Power participants and contributors will include leading figures from within and beyond the arts and cultural sector, artists, as well as Creative People and Places participants and leaders.

Who is it for?

●  Cultural and community organisations interested in broadening engagement and involving communities in their work

●  Artists and producers interested in socially engaged and inclusive practice

●  People working for and with Creative People and Places and related projects

●  People working in the public sector including local authorities and health service providers

●  Funders, policy-makers and academics interested in arts engagement

●  Others interested in inclusive engagement practice and place-based approaches who work within community contexts

What will delegates get out of attending?

● Connect with speakers and leading figures in the sector and get up-to-date with current conversations on place-based community arts practice

●  Experience Creative People and Places from the inside through practical, artist-led workshops

●  Build relationships with like-minded people and develop new networks

●  Expose yourself to new ideas, new ways of working, and potential partners for future collaboration

●  Explore a range of topics through talks, workshops and discussions

●  Position yourself as an expert - there will be many opportunities for you to share your perspective

●  Take away new ideas back to your organisation and continue conversations beyond the conference

●  Learn in an inspiring space, have fun, make art

The programme - what to expect

We are creating an inspiring, engaging event with distinct themes each day and different types of activity:

Day 1 - Policy and Practice
Day 2 - Stories and Learning
Day 3 - Looking ahead

Activity will include:

Conversation - insight discussion sessions with key speakers, panels
Connection - opportunities to connect with other delegates
Create and reflect - with a range of artists and art forms