A research discussion bringing together practitioners and academics to explore issues around inclusive arts practice; in support of bringing forward new forms of dialogue to support diverse groups

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    Rocket Artists, Corali, Smudged collaborative performance, Tate Modern
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    The Rocket Artists mean business
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    Rocket Artist, Kelvin at Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015
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    Rocket Artists perform It's a Wrap at Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015

  • group discussion by window adding actions to worksheets
    Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015
  • IA group of people have a discussion around a table and write points down
    Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015

  • Close up on worksheets with gallery initiatives written on it in marker pen
    Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015
  • Two people presenting to a group hold up two pieces of paper
    Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015
  • A group of people stick action points to bits of paper by a window
    Inclusive Arts Practice and Research, Tate Modern, June 2015

Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: discussion and 2020 visioning event

Monday 1 June 2015
Tate Modern, East Room
13.00–16.00

This event is by invitation or application only, for further information please contact Anna Murray, email anna.murray@tate.org.uk or phone +44 (0)20 7887 8888

In a diverse society coming together in meaningful ways with people who differ – linguistically, bodily, religiously or ethnically – is one of the most urgent challenges facing civil society today.

In this arts-based research discussion we will begin to both address and reflect on this matter and on what arts based forms of dialogue and exchange can achieve for society in the 21st century. Asking: What does the future of inclusion look like? And what are the questions for the future that need to be addressed?

The session will involve a series of facilitated ‘creative conversations’ with people who work across a range of relevant fields of interest from education to arts funding and policy.

With discussion inspired by the insights and aesthetics of learning-disabled artists and their collaborators however we hope to go beyond traditional themes associated with discussions of Disability and Outsider art. The insights and aesthetics of learning-disabled artists and their collaborators will be brought to bear on this question.

The discussion will be followed by a celebration event from 16.00–17.00 for Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: a critical manifesto by Alice Fox and Hannah Macpherson. Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: a critical manifesto a Routledge, 2015 publication, represents the emerging field of creative practice across all the arts. It presents a radical call for collaboration on equal terms and will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying, researching or already working within this dynamic new territory

For further information please contact
Anna Murray
Email anna.murray@tate.org.uk
Phone +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Project Information

Project team: 
Alice Fox (Lecturer and Assistant Head of College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton)
Hannah Macpherson (Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Brighton)
Emily Pringle (Head of Learning Practice and Research, Tate)
Anna Murray (Assistant Curator, Access, Tate)