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Interventions for Social Change

FRANCIS, Anna (2018) Interventions for Social Change. In: Prospecting: new directions and territories for artists’ practice, 1st November 2018, University Centre Somerset, Taunton, England. (Unpublished)

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Anna Francis as invited to deliver a presentation on her artistic practice, and the role it has in creating social change in the city where she is based, as part of the Prospecting Symposium which took place in Taunton, Somerset in November, 2018.
'Prospecting' is a one-day symposium for artists exploring directions and territories for their practice.
Artists’ practices are characterised by persistence. Continuous research and development is punctuated and energised by creative interaction, provoked and inspired through multiple communications and dialogues, all the time gathering the momentum which drives and sustains them over a life-time.
The symposium offers participating artists new conversations, skills, insight and resources, providing space for independent and collective reflection and learning and exposing fresh ideas about collaboration and activism.
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
Lydia Catterall on being resilient
Rebecca Chesney on working across boundaries
Anna Francis on interventions for social change
Kerry Harker on artists and galleries
Nicola Naismith on the autonomous artist
Lara Eggleton on artists and art writing
Symposium developed through a collaboration between arts researcher Susan Jones and Anna Best, artist and initiator of Prospectus. Produced & organised by Somerset Art Works, partnership with Visual Arts South West and University Centre Somerset. Supported by Arts Council England. Part of Somerset Art Works' Artist Development Programme

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: artist led, development, professional artist development, cpd, regeneration, resilience, culture led regeneration
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: Prospecting: new directions and territories for artists’ practice
Event Location: University Centre Somerset, Taunton, England
Event Dates: 1st November 2018
Depositing User: Anna FRANCIS
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 13:57
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 13:57
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5535

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