Emergence presents РWorld Caf̩: A sustainable enquiry at WSD2013

Summit ConferenceFri 13 Sept 14.30 – 16.00

Rowe Beddoe

Fern Smith and Rhodri Thomas co-founders of Emergence 
will facilitate a participatory inquiry into the role of the arts and artists as change-makers. World Café is an open and informal technique which uses the collective wisdom of groups to address a number of over-arching questions of relevance to the people present in the room.

The questions will be related to the people and projects we have individually encountered which inspire us to create a more sustainable practice in our life and work. This will be an invaluable opportunity to meet and share with other designers, theatre makers, producing and receiving houses and to follow a line of enquiry in an open, honest and structured manner.

The World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue.

The World café will be preceded by an introduction to the work of Emergence, the ideas which have inspired it and it’s impact to date on the arts scene in Wales and beyond.

Open to all.

Price: £6



'Ogon-no-ki' by Elodie Lefebvre, 2011

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There is a recurrent theme in the work of some artists in Scotland – it is an enquiry and response to our relationship with landscape and nature.  Other places evoke this enquiry as well, but Scotland has a particular tradition. Heartwood, which is now in its third year, is an artist-led (organised, curated, invented, managed, initiated, imagined, selected) thing.  Open for a week in September in Perthshire when the leaves are turning, perhaps the most beautiful time of year, the exhibition comprises work by the artist organisers as well as invited artists.

Venue: Monkquell, Brucefield Road, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6LA.

Heartwood is at Monkquell, Brucefield Road in Rosemount, on the East side of A923 about 3 miles from Coupar Angus towards Blairgowrie, Perthshire. From Blairgowrie it is one mile towards Coupar Angus.

Dates & Opening Hours:
Sat 3 – Sun 11 September,
10 am – 5 pm.

Heartwood Press Release EAS. 

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge Research, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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People’s Palace Projects

People’s Palace Projects



People’s Palace Projects is looking for an exceptional and talented individual with passion, skill and a strategic mindset. Working with Artistic Director Paul Heritage, you will deliver collaborative, multi-faceted arts projects that respond to urgent contemporary issues, and produce a programme that integrates art, enquiry and debate.

You will play a key role in the local, national and international partnerships that are key to PPP’s success, including the implementation of a three-year programme in the UK with the Brazilian cultural warriors AfroReggae.

Based at Queen Mary, University of London – one of the UK’s leading academic institutions – PPP has an excellent record of innovative research and advocacy for art that advances social justice. 

You will therefore be able to bring your strategic, management and conceptual skills to academic, arts and social policy contexts.

Salary: c £40,000pa negotiable according to experience.

Deadline for applications: 18th June 2009

For application pack email: Rachel Sanger on r.m.sanger@qmul.ac.uk`

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