20 October 2016

D&D: How Can We Make Great Outdoor Arts? (3)

101 Creation Space, Communication Way, Newbury, RG19 6HN


11am - 5pm

An invitation from Simon Chatterton, Head of Outdoor Arts, Corn Exchange, Newbury

It’s that time of year again – the third annual gathering of the tribes for those who make and feel passionate about outdoor work. A summit where you bring your agenda, your inspiration and your questions – no panellists, no keynotes and no prescribed programme. Instead a democratic Open Space forum open to all. A space where the collective intelligence of our combined experience and imagination can be harnessed in pursuit of new possibilities for creating performances in public space.

It would be hard to ignore the way that many of us feel post-referendum – our world seems just that little bit smaller. In the world of outdoor arts we are collaborative by nature and international by instinct. We are unbound by bricks and mortar, unlimited by our reliance on text and able to attract new audiences wherever we perform. How do we preserve this vision in our uncertain future and what do we as artists and practitioners have to say about the world and our relationship to it? How can we make work that is relevant, provoking and inspirational, that communicates across the divisions that are becoming ever more apparent?

I’ll be hoping for a glimpse of what the future of outdoor arts might look like, where we might find fresh perspectives and directions and how we can create new possibilities for coming generations.

Wherever you stand, whatever you believe, I invite you to bring your own inspirations, ideas, conundrums, questions, approaches and challenges - this is a space for everyone who cares about outdoor arts. Come along on October 20th to join the conversation.

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