Venue: Lancaster University
Date: 15th and 16th April 2013
Changing the Conversation took place at Lancaster University on April 15th and 16th 2013 and was run in partnership with the Higher Education Academy and Creative Cultural Skills.
This two-day conference brought together HE and FE providers, teacher-practitioners and researchers with artists and arts organisations in order to address the needs of artists at different stages of their education and careers who work in participatory settings.
As part of the ArtWorks special initiative, Changing the Conversation aimed to share success and learning; inspire and support organisations and learning providers in developing better collaboration and partnership working; create enhanced knowledge of the demand side of the market; develop next practice provision and inspire new thinking about student employability in this socially important area of work. Significant changes in artistic practices, in employment patterns and in education provision and policy require and invite new opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to ensure that artists who work in participatory settings receive the best possible education, training and professional development.
NT Creative Arts worked with ArtWorks Director, Susanne Burns, to develop the thinking behind the conference and deliver the event.