Calling artists working in social art, socially-engaged art, community arts, collaborative arts and social practice at all stages of your careers to come together and share work at the Social Art Summit convened by Social Art Network, over 1st & 2nd November 2018 in Sheffield. Founded in 2016 by artists Eelyn Lee and R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Social Art Network [SAN] aims to build an international artist-led network; expand dialogue and develop agency in the field of art and social practice. 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. The Summit will showcase the work of artists from around the UK and beyond. Interested parties should consider and respond to the question what does it means to be making art through social engagement right now? Proposals can take the form of exhibitions, presentations, seminars, performances, participatory workshops, walks, new media or any other form you can think of. SAN are actively seeking new ways of sharing practice and process while encouraging discussion so please feel free to suggest new ways of doing this. They are interested in forms that reflect practice and are keen to represent diverse modes of engagement.
Proposals should include title, Description (250-350 words), Visuals (max. 4 references),Biog (max. 50 words per presenter), contact info email / mobile / website, type of participation (talk, visuals. dialogue, film, workshop, one to one, meals, etc) Proposals should be sent via email to [email protected]
You can listen to our interview with R.M. Sánchez-Camus where discusses the challenges of socially engaged practice and explains how the Social Art Network and Summit seek to address these issues : https://artquest.org.uk/how-to-articles/r-m-sanchez-camus-challenges-of-socially-engaged-practice/