About this event:
- Interdisciplinary | Platform / Discussion
- Event type:
- Booking required | In-person
- Free but registration required
- Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester M2 7DH
Guildhall School, Barbican, Royal Exchange Theatre and a number of other partners have co-authored a toolkit to help artists, organisations and communities disrupt and unpack the power dynamics of the cultural sector when working with communities.
Join us in Manchester as we consider different models of distributing funding, community decision making, intergenerational projects, shifting power and needs focused project design.
You’ll get tools, tips and ideas for small interventions, all the way up to remaking your organisation by placing communities at the centre of decision making.
Admission free, but registration required
Illustration above by Matt Munday
This event is the first of three which aims to bring together communities, funders, artists, cultural and third sector organisations in an Open Space format to unpack and redesign how we might work more collaboratively and equitably with communities, using the DISRUPT toolkit as a jumping off point. Each event will bring together two chapters of the toolkit, with provocations posed by the organisations and communities that wrote them.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
DISRUPT is a series of interventions into the performing arts sector. It aims to look at how we can restructure to unlearn, experiment and collaborate more equally.
Coordinated by Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Barbican, in partnership with Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Culture Mile, Lived Experience Network, Maya Productions, and Slung Low.