In October 2018 I was commissioned by Axisweb to run a one day symposium for socially engaged artists interested in arts & health.
The symposium was a particularly constructive form of social engagement in action. A hive mind in action, and one characterised by support and generosity. As advice was shared between people at very different stages in their career, coming from all kinds of backgrounds, the group of attendees became greater than the sum of its parts. An exchange of resources, skills and knowledge such as this, without competition or hierarchy, without judgment of those who are less experienced or knowledgeable than others, is rare. Judging by the buzz in the room, the event answered a real need.
There is now a report from the event available, written by Katharine Lazenby. Click here to read about the symposium.