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Social Art Summit - Calls for expressions of interest, Social Art Network

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  • R M Sanchez-Camus


Calling artists working in social art, socially-engaged art, community arts, collaborative arts and social practice at all stages of your careers to come together and share work at the:



An Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK

1st& 2ndNovember 2018 Sheffield

Convened by Social Art Network

Over two-days artists from around the country will come together to share practice, showcase work and explore what it means to be making art through social engagement right now. The Summit will showcase the work of artists from around the UK and beyond testing the ground for a Social Art Biennale in 2020. Artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and sectors working in the arts and social realm are invited to join the conversation through a series of events at Site Gallery and other venues around the city. 

Calls for expressions of interest in participation

We encourage interested parties to consider and respond to the question what does it means to be making art through social engagement right now?

 Proposals can take the form of exhibitions, presentations, seminars, performances, participatory workshops, walks, new media or any other form we haven’t yet imagined! We are actively seeking new ways of sharing practice and process while encouraging discussion so please feel free to suggest new ways of doing this. We are interested in forms that reflect practice and are keen to represent diverse modes of engagement.

Proposals should include the following information:

Title, Description (250-350 words), Visuals (max. 4 references),

Biog (max. 50 words per presenter), contact info email / mobile / website

Type of participation (talk, visuals. dialogue, film, workshop, one to one, meals, etc)

Proposals should be sent via email to


Submissions deadline: Friday 31stAugust 2018


If you have any questions about the Summit or SAN, please get in touch via email:

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