Practice, Place and Purpose

I was delighted to win a bursary to report (as both a journalist and poet) on a symposium at Exeter University on 28th June 2018, about something very close to my own heart (and work) - place-based arts commissioning. Key representatives from the National Trust, Forestry Commission England, Canal & River Trust and Churches Conservation Trust, and a wide range of speakers and delegates discussed issues such as funding, innovative new projects, who they connect with, and evaluation, both in the lecture theatre and out under the trees during an artist-led picnic lunch. Great day, and lots of food for thought on the important issues surrounding contemporary arts projects.