Rights and Arts Engagement

Autograph, Rivington Place, London

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Sat 7th Dec 2019

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Workshops & Talks
Where:Autograph, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
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Times:11:30 - 16.30
Admission:£6 / £5, Includes lunch.

About the event

Explore how social justice agendas can inform the challenges, practice and discourse of arts engagement.

Autograph’s Rights in Focus Network meets quarterly to discuss the structural powers shaping the context in which arts engagement work is taking place, and consider how approaches based on the legal, civic, and human rights of participants can inform more ethically aware forms of participatory projects - and help initiate systemic change. 

Please join us for an afternoon of talks, discussion, practice sharing and networking. Our guest speaker will be Jon Sleigh. 


How can the rights of participants be central to the design and delivery of arts engagement?

Why do we work with those most marginalised, excluded or discriminated against?

What ethical dilemmas and power dynamics of arts engagement emerge in these relationships?

Can this work advocate for systemic change at personal, community, organisational and societal levels?


This event is aimed at arts professionals, socially engaged artists, curators, arts commissioners, facilitators creating workshops in arts and community spaces, artist educators, and those working in community settings - regardless of what stage in your career or practice you are at. You'll be encouraged to share learning, skills and resources from you own practice. We welcome newcomers to the Network.



11:30 – 11:45 Welcome and introductions

11:45 – 13:05 Guest Speaker Jon Sleigh

13:05 – 13:50 Lunch (included in ticket price)

13:50 – 4pm Practice sharing by two network speakers: Jenny Dunn and Saif Osmani. Followed by a group discussion and feedback

4 – 4:30pm Feedback and sharing of references and resources

4:30 – 5pm Drinks and networking



Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport bit.ly/2DF11bE

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

This network event is organised by Autograph and Will Essilfie.

Official Link: https://autograph.org.uk/events/rights-in-focus-network-december-2019

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