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Can we be artists?

Connecting Conversations

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What does it mean to be a creative in today's artistic landscape? Are arts organisations and institutions actually holding us back from creating a truly open, accessible and exciting arts world?

Join us and our community collaborator Headway East London for an evening asking bold questions about the arts and culture industry. 

Using their lived experience as neurodiverse artists, members from Headway East London will host a lively panel discussion with a number of leading figures across arts and culture. Together, they will discuss and dissect the notion of "disabled art" whilst exploring ways to shake up the hierarchy oppressing those creating work outside of the mainstream.

This interactive and intimate event will also invite audience members to share their own experiences and expertise to help contribute to wider sector change.

Panellists include:
Kate Adams (Project Art Works), Ali Eisa (Autograph Gallery), Will Gompertz (Barbican Centre), Chris Miller (Submit to Love), and David Tovey (Arts & Homelessness International). 

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This event is supported by Wellcome and produced in collaboration with Headway East London. 

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About Headway East London

Headway East London is an award-winning charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Working across 13 boroughs they deliver services and support to nearly 200 survivors and family members each week. They believe that every person in their community has something to contribute to their work and wider society, and all of their services are designed to encourage co-production, respect, and empowerment. Their onsite art studio, Submit to Love, supports artists to work collectively in an open studio environment and help bring out the best in each other. They champion the notion that art is for everyone, and their studio mission is “discovery through art”.

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