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Lab: 'Representing the Change: Rules of Engagement' - Anna Francis

  • S1 Artspace 1 Norwich Street Sheffield S2 5PN (map)

Drawing on practice rooted in regeneration contexts with a focus on housing and development, this lab aims to reveal the challenging situations artists find themselves in when managing complex projects. When under pressure to demonstrate impact, notions of success for artists working in precarious contexts can be difficult to define.

In this lab delegates are invited to unpick the rhetoric and image of ‘successful’ community based arts programming and explore alternative criteria for reviewing practice. The lab will aim to create a space for truthful, supported exchange around a need for transparency in the ways that artists are working in order to demand greater support for the practice. Guest artist Rebecca Davies will join Anna Francis in facilitating the lab.