The Art of Participation

9th May 2013, 9.30am – 4.00pm

A seminar exploring how participatory arts can improve wellbeing.

The seminar is ideal for third sector and public sector organisations looking to develop new creative opportunities for their clients, service users and members, arts organisations looking to reach new diverse audiences, artists looking to develop an awareness of current participatory arts practice and organisations and individuals already delivering arts programmes looking to share good practice.

Delegates will engage with current inclusive and participatory arts practice through a series of breakout sessions and artist led workshops focussing on key groups:

  • older people and dementia
  • learning disability
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • mental health
  • working in prisons

Delegates will participate in artist led workshops offering an insight into participatory arts delivery methods and concepts.

The seminar will include an opportunity to visit the Outside In North West Exhibition and to meet the organisers and artists involved.

By attending delegates will gain:

    • An insight of how participatory arts can benefit their client group.
    • An understanding of the barriers to engagement and how these can be addressed
    • The opportunity to talk directly to the artists who specialise in working with vulnerable people
    • An opportunity to observe best practice through case studies
    • A chance to network with other delegates from the artist community, arts and cultural organisations and the third and public sectors.


Time               Item
9.30                 Registration and coffee
10.00               Welcome – Hilary Wade, Tullie House
10.05               Key Note Speaker – Toby Lowe
10.30               Discussion Groups 1
11.15               Coffee Break
11.30               Discussion Groups 2
12.15               Delegates View Outside In Exhibition
12.35               Lunch
13.15               Workshop 1
14.00               Coffe Break
14.15               Workshop 2
15.00               Plenary Session
15.45               Closing Remarks and Evaluation
16.00               Seminar Closes

Workshop options include:

Haltwhistle Film Project
Learning Disability

Dave Chappel
Mental Health & Drug/Alcohol

Celia Burbush, (New Arts North)
Mental Health

Alice Thwaites, (Equal Arts)
Older People

Alongside a wide range of other professionals.
Further details of each workshop and selection will be available after reserving a place

Price: £30 including a light lunch

For more information or to book your place please contact Tullie House on 01228 618718


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