9am - 5.30pm
Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora artists confronting issues of sustainable community and cultural practice will be discussed as part of a research partnership with the Open University, the Leiden University, the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam and Iniva.
Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean explores how the understanding and formation of sustainable community for the Caribbean and its global diaspora may be supported by art practice, curating and museums. The project fosters networks of exchange and collaboration among academics, artists, curators and policymakers from the UK and the Netherlands, as well as various countries in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and their diasporas.
This conference will be of interest to artists, curators, cultural policy-makers and academics.
This is the second conference in a two-year international research project led by Dr Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK), with Co-Investigator Professor Dr Kitty Zijlmans (Leiden University), funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK). The project will generate audio-visual material to be made available through the Open Arts Archive and published as a themed issue of the Open Arts Journal.
Supported by Rivington Place.
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Delegates are encouraged to attend for both days of the conference in order to ensure a continuous discussion.