On November 11th 2010, FreerangeArtists is holding a symposium of national significance which addresses the unique advantages and challenges of working from a rural or fringe location.
'Modus Operandi Agrestis' is an exciting one day Symposium discussing Rural Innovation and Creative Practice away from the big cities.
Taking place at Tullie House on the 11th November from 10am, it will feature practical advice and presentations highlighting the possibility and potential of working away from the bustling metropolis.
FreerangeArtists has brought together voices and experiences from organisations and individuals who have excelled or thrived outside the habitat of the big cities, focusing on next-step implementation of the creative and digital economy.
The âModus Operandi Agrestis' symposium involves a strong line-up, ranging from local, to national and international presenters with a key-note presentation given by Roger Turner Head of Rural Economies at the Commission for Rural Communities.
Modus Operandi Agrestis will also include presentations by:
â¢ Alastair Hudson - Grizedale Arts.
â¢ Dr Eddie Kirbie - FAB Labs network and the Manufacturing Institute, discussing localising manufacture and innovation using Fablab propagation across the North West.
â¢ Esther Salamond - A-N board chair and consultant - chairing the concluding plenary
â¢ Grant Pound (USA) - (via live link) Art Ranch Colorado.
â¢ Ian Hunter - (Littoral) on behalf of the Rural Cultural Strategy.
â¢ Paul Scott - Cumbrian Blues, individual international arts practitioner
â¢ Mermaid and Monster(Cardiff) - Welsh gallerists and curators taking advantage of location to represent internationally
â¢ Jennifer Stoddart - Folly + AND, Leading digital arts organisation, recently refocusing on working in rural communities.
â¢ Rosemary Shirley - A-N & Art Lies - academic and writer working with non-metropolis
Limited Capacity - Book Early
Discussing success and establishing best practice, USP and coping tactics for rural and non-metropolitan areas, this symposium will encourage debate and discussion about rural and non-metropolitan enterprise and practice, particularly with the creative and cultural industries.
The event will be useful as well as insightful; it will include a networking lunch and plenty of time for delegates as well as presenters to mix and contribute to the discussion. The day will be concluded with a plenary/panel session chaired by Esther Salamond.
Booking is through the Tullie House box office or online through EventBrite http://moduscarlisle.eventbrite.com.
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