People Place Power is the Creative People and Places conference exploring themes of power, collaboration, co-creation, relevance and place in arts and culture.

Created by the Creative People and Places National Peer Learning programme in partnership with Arts Council England, People Place Power explores themes such as; Community led decision making, power sharing, place-making and future funding policy, from the perspective of practitioners and partners making work with, by and for local communities.

Alongside examples from the Creative People and Places network you will hear from policymakers, strategists, activists, artists and participants who are thinking about ‘what next’ for co-creation. Join them to explore how arts and cultural policy and practice are influencing each other and imagine new visions for the future.  

This online conference has been curated to offer a range of welcoming spaces where you can connect, explore, learn, build relationships, create and have fun with a brilliant, diverse range of presenters and participants.

Who is it for?

Creative People and Places is a programme which brings together a multitude of sectors including; housing, health and wellbeing, social justice, local government, academia and volunteering, to create arts and culture opportunities in the country's least engaged places. Whether you are engaged in the arts and cultural sector, health and well-being, community development, local government or academia, and are an artist, producer, practitioner, strategist, organisational leader, policy-maker or participant, we have created opportunities for you to explore these themes alongside a wide range of contributors including international speakers, writers and thinkers, artists, activists and participants. 


Our full programme is now avaiable and can be downloaded below.

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Bookings are open and you can buy your tickets here.

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