Putting Communities at the Heart of What You Do: The Art of Co-Creation Zoom Webinar

Presented by Derby Theatre as part of Derby CAN
Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Wednesday 17 June 2020

Wednesday 17 June, 11am-1pm

A free Zoom about getting ahead of the game and transforming your practice for the future.

PLEASE NOTE: this webinar is now SOLD OUT but will be available to view online for free for 7 days after the event. Stay tuned for more details.

Co-creation is at the very heart of Arts Council’s next 10-year strategy: Lets Create. This is something many artists have been doing for a long time, but what does it really mean and are we doing it well?

Find out on in this Zoom-talk with Francois Matarasso.

This session is FREE to attend and open to artists making work in/for Derby/Derbyshire communities. Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Attendees of this Zoom-talk will be invited to pitch for a place on a bespoke workshop series which will equip you with the tools to better facilitate, deliver and make art with communities; for which artists will be given a £250 stipend to take part. The workshop series will result in commissioning opportunities and new work as part of the Derby CAN programme.

Who Is Francois Matarasso?

François Matarasso (b. 1958) is a community artist whose work embraces creative projects, research and writing. He divides his time between the UK and France, and has experience of community cultural work in about 40 countries.

His latest book, ‘A Restless Art: How participation won, and why it matters’, was published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2019. For more information see www.arestlessart.com 

What is Derby CAN?

The Derby Creative Arts Network (CAN) is a new project led by Derby Theatre and funded by the Arts Council England Producing Hubs funded project.

As a network it will programme work in community settings across the city; produce new small-scale productions that will tour into communities and beyond; new mid-scale work that will play on the Derby Theatre main stage and outdoor work which will play at festivals like Festé and across the city.

It will also provide artists with opportunities to work on research and development together and deliver community and artist development opportunities.

The Creative Arts Network

The Derby CAN consists of the following partners:

- Derby based National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs): Derby Theatre, DédaBaby People and QUAD

- Strategic National Partners: China PlateCrying Out Loud and In Good Company

- Independent theatre and production companies: Milk Presents, Not Too Tame,  Maison Foo and Wild Rumpus

- Other local partners: University of DerbyDerby County Community Trust and Derby City Council

What is a Producing Hub?

The Performing Arts Producing Hubs will operate from early September 2019. The Derby Creative Arts Network (CAN) is thrilled to be one of the two venues selected to receive the Arts Council England funding, coming from the National Lottery, and has been awarded £1.5 million over three years to become a Producing Hub. The pilots are intended to test the potential of Producing Hubs to respond to the 2016 Analysis of Theatre in England report, which identified a gap in such support for performing arts organisations outside of London.

The Producing Hub projects will further build on the city’s work with, and in, local communities through the This is Derby project.