Wednesday 25 March / 15.30 - 17.00
Participatory art has a plurality of forms with a host of different intentions. In this session, we will have an open, critically-engaged conversation around the various issues facing contemporary participatory art and craft practices that include: how do we engage and why, what does that engagement mean, and how can participation generate critical dialogue and active citizenry?
The conversation will be lead by Alexia Mellor, artist and PhD researcher at Newcastle University, who will present examples of recent projects within a wider context of participatory practice. Invited guests include Emma Scarr from The Cultural Spring, discussing recent participatory projects in north Sunderland and South Tyneside, opportunities and commissioning.
The Participatory Paradox is part of a series of ArtWorks Conversations happening across the UK between the 16 and 26 March 2015. The challenge is to have at least 100 conversations across a 10 day period connecting conversations of over 1000 people celebrating the practice of artists who work in participatory settings.
To attend this event please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 23 March.
Connect to the conversations on twitter #ArtWorksConversations and look out for details of all conversations on www.artworksphf.org.uk/artworks-conversations.
ArtWorks is a Paul Hamlyn initiative which has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity, Culture & Education (through support from Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme. www.artworksphf.org.uk @artworksphf
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