thursday 1st and friday 2nd november

An Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK.

Convened by Social Art Network, Sheffield.

An Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK and Beyond.

Over two-days artists from around the country will come together to share practice, showcase work and explore what it means to be making art through social engagement right now.

Artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and sectors working in the social realm are invited to join the conversation through a series of events at Site Gallery and other venues around the city. Through building a network, showcasing practice and expanding dialogue the Summit will develop agency in the field of art and social practice and test the ground for launching a Social Art Biennale in 2020.

THE PROGRAMME includes a series of artist-led labs; presentations by international guests; workshops; discussions; a publication launch; free lunch each day; a party on the Thursday night; plenty of opportunities to network and share practice, and a whole host of diverse work presented by artists and practitioners. Artists leading labs include Harold Offeh, Anna Francis, Sophie Hope, Elsa James, a place of their own, Sophie Hope, Rebecca Beinart, Sally Labern [Drawing Shed] and Studio Polpo.

International guests include Black Quantum Futurism and Interference Archive.

Full programme details will be announced early October. Follow on social media for daily programme updates.


(Image: Ian Nesbitt, 2016)