Arts for Social Change: Bringing Campaigners & Creatives Together
How can art and creativity affect social and political change? And how can we, as campaigners or artists, work together to challenge perceptions and affect real social, systemic and political change?
From music, theatre, contemporary art, graffiti and banners, to mass-distributed media such as films and photography; to design and branding; Art and Culture frame our understanding of the world around us – challenging and changing our perception of our world and the issues within it.
We’re inviting organisations from both the campaigning and arts worlds to discuss:
- How people in arts and culture can have a greater and lasting social and political impact with their work
- How campaigners can harness the arts and culture as an essential tool of creating innovative, change-making campaigns
- How we can work together better and become a force for making the world a better place
Co-hosted by Sheila McKechnie Foundation and the Citz Young Storytellers – young campaigners with lived experience of homelessness – sessions will include:
- Challenges in collaborating: Exploring the strengths and challenges of arts and campaigners working together
- Campaign catalyst: Working together to produce a basic creative campaign in one hour
- Moments of inspiration: Sharings from artists and campaigners, highlighting how art has been used to change minds and create movements around issues from homelessness, to child poverty, male suicide to political engagement
- Presentations confirmed so far: Grime4Corbyn/Nah
- Where next: Ideas and plans around next steps for working together
This event will take place at Cardboard Citizens HQ in London, but we intend to repeat this event at four venues across England in the months to come.
Watch this space...
Thursday 20 September 11.30am-4.30pm
Cardboard Citizens HQ. Click here for details of how to find us.
How to sign up:
Interested? Call us on 0207 377 8948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org