"We are holding a one-day symposium reprising the conversations begun at the ArtWorks 2013 conference, Changing the Conversation.There will be presentations from the exciting pilot projects commissioned after the conference, as well as plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate between artists, academics, employers and commissioners."
Including the PAC, seven projects presented their findings and we also heard from Artworks pathway project leaders. It was great to hear about participatory practice taking place across the UK, and particularly from projects facing similar barriers to the pilot I completed. It seems that to simply offer participatory arts opportunities for students in Higher Educational settings is simply not enough and presents a growth area. More work needs to be done in developing safe and supported ways for students to feel able to take up on opportunities. To be continued!
You can now read case studies of these grants.