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

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.

Artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and sectors working in the social realm are invited to join the conversation through a series of events at Site Gallery and other venues around the city.

Through building a network, showcasing practice and expanding dialogue the Summit will develop agency in the field of art and social practice and test the ground for launching a Social Art Biennale in 2020.

THE PROGRAMME includes a series of artist-led labs; presentations by international guests; workshops; discussions; a publication launch; free lunch each day; a party on the Thursday night; plenty of opportunities to network and share practice, and a whole host of diverse work presented by artists and practitioners.

Artists leading labs include Harold Offeh, Anna Francis, Sophie Hope, Elsa James, a place of their own, Sophie Hope, Rebecca Beinart, Sally Labern [Drawing Shed] and Studio Polpo.

International guests include Black Quantum Futurism and Interference Archive.

Full programme details will be announced early October. Follow on social media for daily programme updates.

REGISTRATION is required to join the Summit. We offer a sliding scale fee starting at £50 for individual artists and practitioners. This fee is made possible by support from Arts Council England. Please read the pricing descriptions to see which ticket is correct for you.

Please note applications for artists’ bursaries have now closed.

DONATIONS also help us make this possible. If you cannot attend, you can support the development of the sector by making a contribution. The Social Art Summit is the culmination of two years of research and development conducted by artists and their free labour.

No refunds are possible once registered, but tickets can be transferred to another named person. Social Art Network will not have the capacity to manage exchanges for purchased tickets on your behalf.