Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 18 January 2016

Creative Engagement Conference


We would love you to join us at our forthcoming Creative Engagement Conference in Barnsley


Please find info below and please feel free to share to your networks.


Best wishes


Bev Adams

Artistic Director

Faceless Arts






£40 from 1 Feb

£30 early bird till 30 Jan 2016


Event organisers are becoming increasingly aware that good events often need more than good programming to succeed and that locally communities need to gain a sense of ownership to make an event sustainable and successful.


The challenge often lies in making the events meaningful and relevant to the local communities and engaging them beyond their role as an audience. Faceless Arts have over 25 years’ experience in engaging communities creatively and placing them at the centre of the event, encouraging them to create fantastic works of art or brilliant performances which add a sense of purpose and create a lasting legacy.


The Faceless Arts team will be joined on the day by an eminent panel of speakers who will share their personal experiences of what makes an engaging event. The confirmed panel currently includes:


  • Julie Ward MEP & Trevor McFarlane, Culture Manager European Parliament - A European Community Perspective
  • Ian McMillan, Poet and Broadcaster - Poems of Place
  • Bev Adams, Artistic Director & Anita O'Donovan, Marketing Manager, Faceless Arts - Follow the Dearne Stories of People and Place 
  • Andrew Kim, Handmade Parade - The Making and Celebrating of Community
  • Richard King, Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership - Community Engagement in the Dearne Valley Coalfields
  • Jessica Farmer, Relationship Manager, Touring, Arts Council England– Funding Arts Projects in Places Least Engaged by the Arts
  • Andrew Loretto, Creative Producer, Right Up Our Street – Doncaster’s Creative People and Places Programme
  • Lisa Mallaghan, Senior Producer, Mind the Gap - Working in Partnership with Disabled Artists


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