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Public Forum

This public forum is an opportunity to engage organisations, artists & arts workers with project activity & provide a platform to test ideas,

In 2021/22 CVAN East Midlands participated in a period of consultation and led activity aimed at addressing inequalities and under-representation in the Region’s sector , delivered with Art Fund support.

The intention was for the project to positively impact on public programmes and commissioning in the East Midlands. Activity including LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training with Curious Arts ; work with focus groups and expert facilitators; the development of a toolkit combining accessibility with creativity written by Benjamin Rostance and Jo Tolley; and a network audit with Earthen Lamp .

This public forum is an opportunity to engage organisations, artists and arts workers with project activity and provide a platform to test and discuss ideas. We will be joined by Dr. Vishalakshi Roy, Director of Earthen Lamp and East Midlands-based creatives Jo Tolley and Benjamin Rostance. An open discussion will follow each of the two presentations.

Benjamin Rostance and Jo Tolley will speak about A Brief Guide to Combining Accessibility with Creativity, a toolkit which aims to provide action-based and meaningful recommendations that open dialogue between arts and culture organisations and the spaces they occupy within the communities that they serve. Click here to download the full toolkit.

Vishalakshi Roy will speak about the network audit that Earthen Lamp delivered for CVAN EM to understand the gaps in addressing diversity and representation in the visual arts sector in the East Midlands. Earthen Lamp’s report presents the empirical findings and recommendations on the next steps. CVAN EM Steering Group members and organisations from across the region were consulted.

Where: Online

Cost: Free

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