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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Thu 25 Nov 2021

Guild Conversations (Artist support): East Street Arts

Guild Conversations (Artist support): East Street Arts

East Street Arts are excited to announce the second series of Guild Conversations, following an initial programme of events in 2020 as a direct response to COVID.

These online talks, beginning in September 2021, will see an exciting range of artists and speakers collaborate to interrogate the role of space and place in the artist-led sector. Providing a nuanced look at the often intersecting practical and ethical questions, we must consider when planning for, interacting with or leafing an artist-led space.

This series will consider how the artist-led sector has shifted towards digital practices and approaches. Yet, the practical needs of artist-led space and place continue to require hands-on approaches and meaningful connectivity. Guild Conversations will provide a timely opportunity for discussion on space and place in the artist-led sector through a series of workshops on accessibility and inclusivity, carbon footprints, sustainability, working with local communities, and alternative income schemes in artist-led spaces. Across these conversations, we will discuss provocations around these themes and how the ways these themes intersect have deepened during COVID-19.

By bringing in a range of artists, opportunities for peer exchange, discussion and resource generation in response to these themes and provocations, Guild Conversations aims to contribute to the future resilience of the artist-led sector.

Find out more and book your place for the sessions at the link below.

Inclusive and Accessible Studios Practices, Thursday 16th September 10am – 1.30pm

Financial Sustainability & Alternative Income-Streams , Thursday 30th September, 10am – 1.30pm

Artist-Led Spaces Question Time, Thursday 14th October , 10am – 1pm

Social Architecture, Place Making & Redevelopment, Thursday 28th October, 10am – 1.30pm

Artist Spaces and Inclusive Residency Models , Thursday 18th November, 10am – 1.30pm

Artist-Led Spaces and the Climate Emergency, Thursday 25th November, 10am – 1pm

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