Factory Online Meet (3 July 2020)

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FACTORY ONLINE MEET
3 July 2020  10:30 am to 12:00 with additional networking opportunities until 13:00

To keep our creative communities in North Staffordshire connected, FACTORY is organising online meets, where we have the opportunity to come together and chat about topics around current challenges for our creative communities. In the era of Covid19, we and our creative sectors have specific challenges when wanting to connect with audiences, creatives, customers, networks and each other.
 
Socially engaged art - extending your practice to work with the public
Experts: Alice Thatcher and Sarah Fraser
Friday 3rd July  2020, 10:30
 
Join BCB Associate artists Alice Thatcher and Sarah Fraser as they unpick motivations and methods for sharing your creative practice with a wider audience. This practical session is aimed at early-career artists and arts professionals who would like to extend their practice to work with people. We will be exploring what socially engaged practice is and why it is important. We will outline practical strategies for working inclusively with people, planning and delivering creative activities (online and in person) and how to develop a socially engaged practice as a career. 

Alice Thatcher: Following her graduation from University of Sunderland in 2012, Alice Thatcher returned to Stoke-on-Trent. She is committed to her own role within the cultural and creative growth of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Thatcher’s practice examines the similarity between “vulnerable” communities and the properties of clay. She is interested in how people can use clay to communicate their identities, learn new cultural, social and creative ideas from one another, and experience the versatility, beauty and heritage of clay and ceramics. 

Sarah Fraser : Fraser studied visual arts at the University of South Africa. After working in  further education with adults with learning difficulties and disabilities for over ten years, she has shifted to combining her practice as an artist with studio based community work over the past 3 years. Since 2019, Fraser has worked in Stoke-on-Trent, leading on a community co-production project of Staffordshire flatback figurines; conceptualising and delivering and arts and health projects (on and offline); and collaborating with the Portland Inn Project fellowship project in 2020. 





 

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Schedule

· Sessions
Welcome (10:30 - 10:45)
Alice Thatcher Sarah Fraser Carola Boehm (Staffs Uni)
· Sessions
FACTORY Virtual Tea Room (open throughout the event)
· Networking
The 1-Minute Task (10:45 - 10:55)
· Sessions
Main Presentation (10:55 - 11:15)
Alice Thatcher Sarah Fraser
· Sessions
Breakout Groups (11:15 - 11:40)
· Sessions
Final Q & A (11:40 - 12:00)
Alice Thatcher Sarah Fraser Carola Boehm (Staffs Uni)

Speakers

Carola Boehm (Staffs Uni)
Carola Boehm (Staffs Uni)

Host

Sarah Fraser
Sarah Fraser

Expert

Alice Thatcher
Alice Thatcher

Expert

The event is over

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Research, Innovation and Impact Services at Staffordshire University

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Booths

Project: Cultural Icons

Project: Cultural Icons

Cultural Icons takes inspiration from the history and tradition of the Staffordshire flat-back, once produced by most of the potteries in the region.

Project: Growing Cultures - Burslem Jubilee Group

Project: Growing Cultures - Burslem Jubilee Group

Growing Cultures, a project exploring health and wellbeing, connected to a public health campaign around AMR.

Project: Growing Cultures - Haywood Hospital

Project: Growing Cultures - Haywood Hospital

During February 2019, BCB worked with patients and staff at the Haywood Hospital on our Growing Cultures project.

Project: Changes Health and Wellbeing

Project: Changes Health and Wellbeing

Exploring creativity, wellbeing and clay