Follow The Diversion – Symposium

A really inspiring day of Learning at the Junction in Goole – Faceless Arts presents a one-day discursive event in partnership with the Knowledge Exchange Network (ArtsKEN), exploring creativity in the regions and on the borders, with inspirational talks from UK arts practitioners, policy-makers and academics. The day will feature dynamic case-studies, thought-provoking discussions and practical suggestions for instigating creativity, and is aimed at artists, academics, policy makers and community groups.

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* Follow the Diversion is a strategic touring project for 2014/15, run in partnership with Junction Goole, which aims to increase appetite for outdoor community events by exploring poignant memories, shared identity and taking time the to stop and see what is around you. Funded by Arts Council England, the project included a tour of 6 communities towards York, Hull and Doncaster, within a 45 minute drive of Junction, Goole; a series of training courses for community event managers and the Follow the Diversion Symposium. About Faceless Arts Established in 1990, Faceless Arts works at the leading edge of outdoor community arts practice with communities less well-served by creating exceptional arts experiences for everyone … everywhere.

Faceless Arts builds creative communities, bringing art and people together in the outdoors, on doorsteps, playing fields, in parks, shopping centres and at public events. The company aims to inspire, connect and energise; helping people to feel proud of who they are and where they live by exploring identity and well-being, tackling isolation and redefining outdoor spaces as places for creativity and social gathering. http://facelessco.com @FacelessCompany

About Knowledge Exchange Network The Knowledge Exchange Network conducts research exploring key issues in participation and engagement in the arts across the North of England. Coordinated by Leila Jancovich, (Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy, Arts and Festivals Management at Leeds Beckett University) and Professor Franco Bianchini (Cultural Planning and Policy), the Network creates opportunities for knowledge exchange between cultural researchers, policy makers, managers and practitioners from across the North, to debate key issues around cultural development generally and participation and engagement in particular. http://www.participationandengagement-arts.co.uk @artsken

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