As the Arts Council reveals its intention, within its emerging ten-year strategy, to fund arts and cultural activity based principally on how relevant it is to audiences, we at Wac Arts invite you to participate in a panel discussion to platform and explore what it means to enable relevant and outstanding inclusive and diverse arts practice.
On the afternoon of Friday 26 July, 2-3:30pm, within the WAWA Weekender, we will convene a panel discussion, inviting respected arts and cultural leaders to discuss the importance of diverse and inclusive arts practice – what it means to create an environment and/or develop an ecology that enables everyone to access the arts, on a personal or professional level.
For 40 years, Wac Arts has provided relevant arts opportunities for a diverse range young people (many of whom may face barriers to participation in the arts): to engage in high-quality training and participatory arts; to access pathways into the performing arts industry; to develop as active and culturally literate citizens and as successful parents to the next generation of Wac Arts participants.
As we look forward to the next 40 years, we ask you to join us in a conversation to highlight the continuing relevance of inclusive and diverse arts practice for future generations.
The panel will be chaired by Ingrid Mackinnon, Head of Dance at Wac Arts and will take for the format of five-minute presentations, followed by a Q&A session, including questions from young people at Wac Arts.
About the WAWA Weekender
Explore, Discover, Celebrate
26th – 28th July 2019
A 3 day festival of arts and events celebrating Wac Arts 40th Birthday and the rich heritage of change-makers who made history within the Old Town Hall.
Discussions, workshops, performances and parties - programmed to inspire innovative thought and practice.