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International Arts and Homelessness Summit - Manchester

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International Arts and Homelessness Summit - Manchester

Homelessness is not just about housing, and people who are homeless can suffer from a multitude of challenges from practical ‘house-lessness’ to low well-being, social isolation and stigma. The arts are being used effectively around the world to reduce social isolation by building social networks and increasing both physical and mental health, improve public attitudes/promote understanding towards people who are or have been homeless, and enable homeless people to express themselves so their voice can be heard.

International Arts and Homelessness Summit - Manchester
Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 November 2018
Tickets essential, please book via the Eventbrite links below

From 15 to 18 November the international movement for the arts and homelessness With One Voice holding the first ever International Arts and Homelessness Summit. 

Join us to discover, interrogate and celebrate the role the arts can play in tackling homelessness.

This four-day conference will explore the themes of People, Practice, Policy, Performance and Partnerships in relation of arts and homelessness. With People and Performance at its heart, the Summit focuses on one of the themes each day bringing together practitioners, artists, activists, academics and policy makers together.


Ticket and booking details
To book Summit tickets (15-18 November) please follow this Eventbrite link

Tickets cost £0-138.39

Full details of the ticket pay scale are shown on Eventbrite

50% of the tickets are free and for delegates who are of have been homeless.
Day Tickets are £31.33 including booking fee (for delegates attending as individuals or representing small organisations with annual turnover of £100,000) or £52.53 including booking fee for delegates representing bigger organisations (with an annual turnover of £100,000).
Whole Conference Passes are £81.15 including booking fee for individuals and small organisation and £138.39 including booking fee for bigger organisations.
All tickets include light breakfast, lunch and tea/coffee breaks (every day, except Saturday).

 

Summit Programme

Part of the International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival is a 4 days conference at the Whitworth. This Summit will explore the themes of People, Practice, Policy, Performance and Partnerships in relation of arts and homelessness. With People and Performance at its heart, the Summit focuses on one of the themes each day bringing together practitioners, artists, activists, academics and policy makers together. 50% of the tickets available are allocated for people who are or have been homeless to be able to attend for free.
For more information about tickets, click here

Each day, attend panel discussions in the morning and join in practical workshop sessions and World Cafe conversations in the afternoon. On Saturday, visit organisations across Greater Manchester for taster sessions and seeing their work first hand. On Sunday, join us for a reflection day and the closing event.
Each evening, Summit delegates are also invited to attend free Festival events.


Summit Programme schedule

Day 1 - Thursday 15 November - Practice 
Conference in the Whitworth's Grand Hall and break-out spaces around the gallery: 9am -5 .30pm

9am Breakfast available 
9.45am Welcome
9.55 Creative slot
10am Mini Pecha Kucha no.1 - bite-sized introductions to arts/homelessness projects across the globe
10.20am A discussion of cultural spaces’ response to homelessness. Researcher Phyllida Shaw shares findings, so far, in a search for cultural spaces that are welcoming people who are or have been homeless to take part fully in their programmes/services. With a panel from Rio, Dallas and Manchester. 
11.30am Tea Break
12pm Practice Exchange Workshops. Delegates are invited to attend break-out workshops sharing practice in film-making, theatre, music, photography, arts/crafts, poetry/creative writing and dance. 
1.45pm Lunch (food provided by Back on Track social enterprise)
2.45pm Mini PechaKucha no.2
3.10pm World Café Conversations: Delegates can join conversations around key questions in the arts/homelessness sector including evaluation and research; funding; networking; LGBTQI communities; artistic process and product; artistic co-creation
4.50pm World Café feedback and pledges (delegates are invited to make pledges of their actions on the Pledge Wall) 

Evening events: See Festival Programme

Day 2 - Friday 16 November - Policy
Conference in the Whitworth's Grand Hall and break-out spaces around the gallery: 9am-5.30pm

9am Breakfast available 
9.45am Welcome
9.55am How Manchester has integrated people who are and have been homeless and the arts into the homelessness strategy.With a panel from Manchester and contributions from Paris and Scotland.  
11am Creative slot
11.10am Mini PechaKucha no.3– bite-sized introductions to arts/homelessness projects across the globe
11.30am Tea Break
11.45am Legislative Theatre Workshop. Led by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC  
1.15pm Lunch (food provided by Back on Track social enterprise)
2.20pm Mini PechaKucha no.4
3.50pm World Café Conversations: Delegates can join conversations around key questions in the arts/homelessness sector including Fair Pay; art as a human right; arts and hidden homelessness from rural communities to care leavers; campaigning
4pm Tea break
4.30pm World Café feedback and pledges (delegates are invited to make pledges of their actions on the Pledge Wall)

Evening events: See Festival Programme

 
Day 3 - Saturday 17 November - Open Day!

Greater Manchester is opening its doors to over 40 events in the arts and homelessness sector including cultural venues, homelessness centres and pop-ups on the streets.

See full Festival Programme


Day 4 - Sunday 18 November - Final wrap-up and Closing Event
Conference at the Whitworth: 9am-2pm then Mayfield Depot

9am Breakfast available 
9.45am Welcome
9.55am Mini PechaKucha no.5
10.15am World Café - final conversations and discussions including legacy projects 
11.45am Tea break
12pm Final thoughts, read out pledges and actions for the future
1.15am Lunch (food provided by Back on Track social enterprise)
3pm Closing Summit & Festival Event (Man on Bench Fairytale at Mayfield Depot)

See here for more information