Arts and Place NOW

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2 Jun – 16 Jul 2020, 4–5pm

Arts and Place NOW was a series of free online conversations curated by the National Arts and Place Consortium that aimed to shine a light on exemplar projects amplifying the artists' voice in placemaking and explore the future role of artists working in the public realm.

In the midst of a global pandemic, this series of live-streamed conversations aimed to shine a light on a range of exemplar projects focusing on artists working in place in different contexts, at different scales and together explore the future role of artists working in the public realm. 

We aim to inspire and challenge as well as helping to build an online community to increase support amongst the sector during these uncertain times. This series is managed by Beam and supported by Art Fund.

Overview of series & links

The National Arts and Place Consortium (APC) emerged from the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2014 and was adopted as a working group of the Place Alliance with a primary aim of championing the role of the arts and artists in placemaking. APC is Chaired by Professor Charles Quick, Director In Certain Places, Professor of Public Art Practice at UCLAN & Independent Artist, managed by Beam and supported by a range of artists and cultural & built environment professionals from across the UK. 

APC has recently secured a grant from Art Fund Network Grants to support the development of the network and engagement of the wider sector. To coincide with Coventry’s role as UK city of culture in 2021, The Arts and Place Consortium in collaboration with the School of Art and Design at Coventry University will use part of this funding to encourage a cross-sector in debate about the future role of artists in the public realm in the aftermath of Covid 19. 

Please note all talks were streamed live via Youtube with viewers encouraged to interact and ask questions via Youtube live chat.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDINGS OF ALL THE TALKS

  • Rebecca Chesney in conversation with Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2.06.20)
  • Sebastian Hicks in conversation with Cara Pickering, Project Manager, Coventry Modern (11.06.20)
  • Mark Titchner in conversation with Sherry Dobbin, Partner, Future City (18.06.20)
  • Diane Dever + Nils Norman in conversation with Lewis Biggs, Curator, Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021 (25.06.20) 
  • Carolyn Deby & Michael Pigott in conversation with Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Coventry University (30.06.20)
  • Katerina Seda in conversation with Charles Quick, Professor Public Art Practice, UCLAN + Co- Curator In Certain Places + Chair of Arts and Place Consortium (09.07.20)
  • Ibrahim Mahama in conversation with Selom Kudjie, Artistic Director of SCCA Tamale (16.07.20)

Past Activities

Framing Arts In Place: Preston

Regional Conversations

Fri 14 Jul 2017, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Preston bus station

The first regional conversation was held in Preston in 2017, examining what a future national government policy for the public arts could look like. 

Arts and Place: Nottingham

Regional Conversations

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Arts and Place participants, photo credit - Reece Straw

Primary and the national Arts and Place Working Group joined forces to invite the arts, cultural and built environment sectors from the East Midlands region to engage in a conversation around embedding the arts and artists in place (2018).

Big Meet 8: Artists and the Arts in Placemaking

Event

Wed 18 Apr 2018, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Big Meet 8

Organised by the Arts & Place Working Group 'Big Meet 8: Artists and the Arts in Place-Making' took place at Jeffrey Hall, UCL on the 18 April 2018.

Cultural Wellbeing & York: A Creative Workshop

Workshop

Tue 17 Jul 2018, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Workshop participants

Organised by Beam as part of its national Arts and Place programme, with funding from Arts Council England. (July 2018)

Farrell Review 5 years on - what's next for the built environment?

Thu 21 Feb 2019, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Farrells event

This event in February 2019 marked the 5th anniversary of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment. Reflecting on recent achievements, government and industry leaders asked “what more can be done in the future?".

Event organised by Farrells.

Big Meet 9: Placemaking and Design Leadership

Event

Tue 2 Apr 2019, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Big Meet 9: Placemaking and Design Leadership

We are pleased to announce that the 'Big Meet 9: Placemaking and Design Leadership' will take place in London on Tuesday 2 April 2019, at UCL. 

Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Event

17 – 19 Oct 2019, 9am–5pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

Art urban change image

NTU CCA Singapore is pleased to present Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere, which engages with art in privately owned public spaces through a Public Art Education Summit and research presentation. (Oct 2019)

CAS Consultancy: Public Space and Culture After the Virus

Thu 2 Jul 2020, 6–7.30pm
Jeffery Hall, 20 BedfordWay,WC1H 0AL

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A conversation between architects, urbanists and cultural place makers.