Image shown: Tate Liverpool. Photo credit: Dave Wood.

Tate Liverpool and Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts are hosting an online seminar on 25 March 2021 exploring Health, Activism and Social Arts Practice. This seminar is part of a series of online public events focusing on the critical issues facing art, artists and the art world in the wake of the global pandemic.

At this time of rapid social change, economic instability, and global health crises, people have turned to creative and health driven pursuits for self-care, solace, human connection and self-expression.

Socially engaged arts practice has often been at the forefront of activism on social issues addressing current issues within communities. What are the most urgent questions of our time and how can they be addressed through creative and cultural forms? What are the conditions necessary to sustain this focus on creative activity in support of the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities? What is the role of the socially engaged artist working with and in communities for active social change? This seminar will pose these questions to both commissioning organisations and artists.

Featuring Sheila Ghelani, artist, and Minna Tarkka, Artistic Director of m-cult Helsinki, Finland. Chaired by Ailbhe Murphy, Artist and Director of Create Ireland.

Online via Zoom
Date: Thursday 25 March
Time: 7-8:30pm GMT
Places must be booked by 24 March at 1pm


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