Social Art Meet-Up
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Art Meet-Up

This is the social meet up for anyone interested in social art in Greater Manchester and has come out of discussions at The Social Art Summit.

The event is FREE but please sign up to the Eventbrite:

Aimed at artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and wider sectors working in the social realm, the Social Art Network aims to develop agency in the field of art and social engagement and test the ground for launching a Social Art Biennale in 2020. We are working towards a ‘think-tank’ event to take forward learning from the Summit. This event will take place at Tate Exchange on 25th April.

During our first two sessions, we looked at what the Social Art Network could be useful for in Manchester and what those working in this realm might need to keep working in this way. Which will all be fed into the event at the Tate Exchange.

In April’s session, we will start with social pot luck supper. This will be followed by artist Alison Jeffers sharing their book on ‘Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art: The British Community Arts Movement.’

We will also have a group session to look at what skills and interests are in the room so we can start sharing and collaborating. If you would like to share a skill, project or workshop at future sessions please get in touch.

Come along if you are interested in being part of shaping what the network could look like and be used for.

In true Islington Mill style, we will have pot luck supper 6:30 – 7:30pm, bring some food to share with the group. 7:30 – 8:30pm we will run Alison’s work and skills workshop.

This meeting is being held in Unit 4 on Regent Trading Estate,  behind Islington Mill. There is one small step to get into the front door. Please get in touch at with any access needs or any questions at all.

There is also a Facebook event page here.