New Art Spaces Federation House
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
11:00 AM
Federation St / Balloon St, Manchester M4 2AH
North West England
Castlefield Gallery/New Art Spaces

This event, taking place 21 January 2015, 11am-4pm, is part of Co-producing legacy: What is the role of artists within Connected Communities projects?, a one-year project led by artist Steve Pool and academics Kate Pahl, Helen Graham, and Amanda Ravetz.

Artists are working within Higher Education on many levels through multiple approaches often in isolation.  Artists in this arena place their work in many different contexts, from social activist through researcher and educator to community and socially engaged arts practice. The Artists Working within Higher Education discussion event hopes to bring people together to explore this diversity and make connections between approaches that on the surface may look very different.

Speakers include: Kwong Lee (Director of Castlefield Gallery); Professor Kate Pahl (University of Sheffield, and Principal Investigator for this project); Steve Pool (Freelance artist and Co-Investigator of this project); Jeanie Scott (Executive Director, a-n The Artists Information Company); and Professor Vanessa Toulman (Director of National Fairground Archive, Head of Cultural Engagement University of Sheffield). For a full schedule and list of contributors see

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Through the wider project led by University of Sheffield, Castlefield Gallery and a-n The Artist Information Company are offering travel bursaries (up to £50) for artists to attend, payable within 7 days after attending the event, and on the production of travel receipt and bank details.

a-n The Artist Information Company is also offering 2 writer’s bursaries – see eventbrite listing for further details.