Create’s Networking Day 2020 seeks to take stock of collaborative and socially engaged arts practice in a year unlike any other. The Networking Day brings together artists and community and cultural practitioners to share practice and to exchange in the context of the unique challenges this year has presented for individual practitioners, collectives and for the arts sector more generally.
It also provides a platform for a broader critical reflection on socially engaged arts practice in the context of the effects of current socio-cultural disruptions and the stark inequalities laid bare by the pandemic, as well as the political fault-lines that are opening up across the globe.
It could be argued that socially engaged arts practice is uniquely positioned to negotiate – in creative collaboration and solidarity with social movements and agents of change – alternative formulations and ways through and beyond the current crisis. As we navigate the contemporary and unique challenges for socially engaged arts practice, the Networking Day asks what possibilities open out for new imaginaries and socially engaged alliances in a post pandemic world.
Due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, this year the Networking day will be held online, and is free of charge to attend. Join us for an opportunity to connect, network, and learn from renowned thinkers, artists and practitioners. See links on this page to the full schedule and booking (eventbrite).
Create are delighted to partner with Heart of Glass, Creative Places Tuam and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre on this year’s Networking Day.
We believe, with partners Uillinn and Heart of Glass, that it is our responsibility to create spaces, both offline and online, that are welcoming and respectful to everyone. Our partner Heart of Glass, has created a Safer Spaces Policy, based on Social Art Network‘s Policy. This policy, and the agreements within, will underpin our Networking Day, and by attending, delegates are committing to adhere to the agreements.