Tate Modern Symposium

Conditions for Creative Communities With Kettle's Yard

Photograph of artist Emma Smith

Emma Smith Variations on a Weekend Theme 2015. Photo © Josh Murfitt

Explore and define the core elements for collaborative projects between artists, cultural organisations and communities

Are you planning a creative project with a community? Members of Kettle’s Yard’s Open House programme lead an exploration of the core ingredients of creative collaborations in this one day symposium. 

During the symposium participants collectively create a practical set of principles for embarking on collaborative programmes: The Conditions for Creative Communities.

Speakers include recent Open House Artists in Residence Isabella Martin and Emma Smith, community members and Kettle’s Yard’s programme team who are leading Open House. The conference will also welcome Kim Wide, Director and Beth Richards, Producer, from Efford Take a Part (TAP), Sarah Plumb, PhD Researcher from University of Leicester School of Museum Studies, Trish Scott and Fiona Parry from Turner Contemporary and Creative People and Places.

All welcome. This symposium is especially aimed at artists, cultural commissioners, community groups and local authority community development teams who are seeking to partner with artists, and arts organisations who already do work with artists and would like to share their practices.

Free, booking essential. Please contact Kettle’s Yard to book your place: openhouse@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk  or phone 01223 748100.

This event is programmed by Kettle’s Yard, a Tate Exchange Associate.

Emma Smith Variations on a Weekend Theme 2015. Photo © Paul Allitt

Emma Smith Variations on a Weekend Theme 2015. Photo © Paul Allitt

Emma Smith Variations on a Weekend Theme 2015. Photo © Josh Murfitt

Hilary Cox Condon Open House 2015. Photo © Hilary Cox Condon

Peter Harmer On your Doorstep 2015. Photo © Peter Harmer

About Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

7 March 2017 at 11.00–16.00

Booking information available shortly.

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