Tate Modern Talk

What is the role of participatory artists today? With Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Photograph of a group of performers

Join in conversations on the value of the participatory arts in contemporary society

Participating in the arts has been found to have a huge range of benefits for health and well-being. However, the instrumental benefits of taking part often overshadow the more creative and artistic benefits for those taking part.

What do the creative practices of participatory artists have to offer for contemporary society? Drop in and out of discussion tables throughout the afternoon and share your thoughts on participatory and community arts today.


13.00: Opening provocations
13.30: Discussion
16.30: Closing remarks
17.00: Finish

This event is aimed at arts practitioners, managers and anyone with an interest in the role of the arts in our society.

This event is programmed by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is an international community of creative artists, advancing the art forms of music and dance through our innovative education, research, performance and participatory programmes.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

21 February 2017 at 13.00–17.00

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