Creative People and Places

Creative People and Places

People Place Power is a two-day conference by Creative People and Places to provoke, challenge and move forward inclusive approaches to arts engagement. It will unpick the themes of power, collaboration, ownership, relevance and place through a series of rich conversations, with an emphasis on learning and practice.

Hosted by CPP project Creative Black Country, the conference will bring together leading voices from within and beyond the arts sector, as well as participants, artists and Creative People and Places teams. Compered by performance artist Talia Randall confirmed speakers include Sathnam Sanghera (author: The Boy with the TopKnot); Sir Nicholas Serota (Arts Council England); Chrissie Tiller (cultural thinker and author of Power Up); Matthew Peacock (Streetwise Opera); Anne Torregiani (The Audience Agency); Moira Sinclair (Paul Hamlyn Foundation); Jane Finnis (Culture24); Claire Doherty (Arnolfini); Andrew Barnett (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation); Mark Robinson (Thinking Practice); Ailbhe Murphy (Create); Jeanette Bain-Burnett (Greater London Authority); Viktoria Nguema (Arts Council Sweden); Helen Bovey (Icarus); Sarah Boiling and Clare Thurman.

Participant and artist voice, experience and expertise is central to the conference including contributions from Jason Wilshere Mills (digital artist); Jo Hunter (64 Million Artists); Creative Black Country’s 100 Masters; Nicole Mollett (More than 100 Stories); and Creative People and Places participants and teams from Bait; Peterborough Presents; Cultural Spring; CPP Hounslow; Heart of Glass; Made in Corby; Appetite; LeftCoast; Creative Scene and Creative Black Country.

There’ll be a warm Black Country welcome with a free cinema screening at the eclectic Light House, a curry and comedy evening, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the recreated surroundings of the infamous Desi Pubs.

Please visit the website to book you place.