August 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hosted in partnership with Festivals Edinburgh, the “Can Festivals Change the World?” seminar will bring together those working in the arts and cultural sector to discuss the various reactions and interactions between politics, the environment and art. We aim to investigate the place of festivals in our altering society and ask:
What is art’s role in a changing climate? How can artists be part of changing the world for the better? And what can festivals do for sustainability?
During the event, we will hear from Di Robson, who has extensive experience on the Scottish and international festivals circuit – including the Exhibition Road Festival as part of the London 2012 Olympics. We will then open up the floor to a thought provoking discussion on the potential roles of the arts sector in affecting the world around us.
We want to gather a range of festival organisers, participants, artists, attendees and admirers in order to spark new ways of thinking and working around festival arts and sustainability.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite here.