A Midlands Manifesto: Becoming an international centre for excellence in Cultural Education

  • Nottingham Contemporary
  • 27/11/2018
  • 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Free to attend, refreshments provided
Travel bursaries available for researchers, freelancers and those working outside an institutional context.

Building upon the Midlands HE Cultural Forum’s October event, ‘Making the Midlands the ‘Go To’ place for Cultural Education’ at the Studio in Birmingham – we will reconvene in Nottingham for a second meeting to continue our discussion.

In our first session, we explored some of the untold stories of Cultural Education in the Midlands. We discussed key developments and moments in the arts and cultural education from the 1950s to the present day. We focused on how the Midlands might build on its rich history to begin to identify and promote itself as an international centre for Cultural Education.

Uncovering the rich seam of cultural education practice in the Midlands also led to the idea that we could pool resources and knowledge to create a ‘Manifesto for Cultural Education in the Midlands.’

In this our second session, we will continue discussions about the development of a Midlands Manifesto and defining the Midlands as an international centre for Cultural Education. We will continue to build the timeline of significant political, cultural and social impacts on Cultural Education work in the region and invite new participants to add their memories, knowledge and expertise to it.

This event has been convened by

Jacqui O’Hanlon, RSC Director of Education
Professor Pat Thomson, University of Nottingham
Rob Elkington, Director, Arts Connect West Midlands
Nick Owen OBE, Director, The Mighty Creatives

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