AboutArtquest, in partnership with SPACE, presents a one-day conference for artists and commissioners exploring questions of value in relation to socially engaged artistic practice.
With the emphasis placed on participation and social exclusion in current European, central and local government cultural and regeneration policy there has been an explosion of socially engaged projects in recent years. This looks set to continue further in London with the cultural opportunities linked to the Olympics, Thames Gateway and other regeneration projects (e.g. Kings Cross, Greenwich Peninsula).
This one-day conference will bring together key to discuss issues specific to London and the wider questions of the value and ownership of contemporary arts practice. It offers practitioners (artists and those who work with them) new perspectives on the opportunities for socially engaged practice in London currently and the professional and critical issues inherent in this type of work.
Confirmed contributors include Tracy McNulty (London Borough Barking & Dagenham), David Cotterrell (artist), Mark Sealy (Director, Autograph ABP), Margaret Sheehy (Chair, Audiences London) and Alicia Miller and Vivienne Reiss (freelance consultants).