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Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next

28th and 29th of April 2016

Take A Part CIC have developed a two day symposium with the support of Art and Media with Plymouth University. 'Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next' will be held at Radiant Space, Plymouth  on the 28th and 29th of April 2016. The symposium’s aim is to bring examples of international socially engaged practices to the South West of the UK and give the region exposure to a wider network of projects and organisations.

It will investigate two aspects of socially engaged practice; methodologies to approaching socially engaged work and impacts on audience and communities it engages with.

The symposium will be a forum to share the regions public arts programmes as well as promoting Plymouth as a city where projects are tested and grown. It is an opportunity to share and develop practice as well as learn more about varied approaches to socially engaged practice.

Contributors will include; Turner Prize winners Assemble, Mammalian Diving School and HomeBaked (2Up 2Down). For more details about the speakers click here.

To book your tickets click here. There are 70 tickets available on a first come, first served basis. Early bird tickets are available until 1st March 2016. Take A Part are working with Visual Arts South West and Plymouth Culture to support local and regional artists to attend via a series of artist bursaries. To find out more about them click here.

The tickets includes: delegate pack; access to all conference proceedings; discount code for a local hotel; networking opportunities; lunch on both days of the symposium; tea, coffee and cakes on both days of the symposium.

Plymouth Art Centre are extending the discussion via a live streaming event at their venue on Looe Street called Almost Live and chaired by Vickie Fear, Programme Director at Plymouth Art Centre.  For tickets for the live streaming, available from February, visit www.plymouthartscentre.org.uk.

The event is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Research with Plymouth University, Radiant Space, Plymouth Culture, Visual Arts South West and Plymouth Arts Centre.