Cardboard Citz announce Creative Symposium

Posted on: 27 April 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Cardboard Citizens is holding its second day-long Creative Symposium to explore how theatre and the arts can tackle homelessness this May.

Taking place as part of the Home Truths Festival of Heritage Events, this stimulating event will bring together activists, artists, lobbyists and arts organisations to consider the role of theatre and the arts in combatting the housing crisis, looking at how the past has influenced today’s situation.

It’s been over a year since Cardboard Citizens’ hosted the first Creative Symposium and in that time more has changed than we could have imagined. Big decisions are being made and we want to take this opportunity to ask the question how did we get here and what do we do next?

Sessions will range from provocations and drop-in talks to workshops and discussions, led by experts including, The Museum of Homelessness, Municipal Dreams, Prof. Nicholas Crowson and Cardboard Citizens' own team of practitioners. Cardboard Citizens’ Members will also co-lead sessions to offer personal histories of the homeless experience.

There are a small amount of bursaries available for those travelling outside of London. To apply please contact

The Creative Symposium takes place on 6 May from 10am to 6pm at Graeae Theatre in London. To book your place on the Creative Symposium, click here.

Find out more about the first Creative Symposium in 2016 by watching the video below: