Saturday, February 15, 2020
01:00 AM
Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA
South East England

Autograph’s Rights in Focus Network meets quarterly to discuss the structural powers shaping the context in which arts engagement work is taking place, and consider how approaches based on the legal, civic, and human rights of participants can inform more ethically aware forms of participatory projects – and help initiate systemic change.

Saturday 15 Feb 2020 11:30AM-4:30PM

Ticket price £6/5 (includes lunch)

Please join us for an afternoon of talks, discussion, practice sharing and networking. Our guest speaker will be announced soon.


How can the rights of participants be central to the design and delivery of arts engagement?

Why do we work with those most marginalised, excluded or discriminated against?

What ethical dilemmas and power dynamics of arts engagement emerge in these relationships?

Can this work advocate for systemic change at personal, community, organisational and societal levels?

This event is aimed at arts professionals, socially engaged artists, curators, arts commissioners, facilitators creating workshops in arts and community spaces, artist educators, and those working in community settings – regardless of what stage in your career or practice you are at. You’ll be encouraged to share learning, skills and resources from you own practice. We welcome newcomers to the Network.



11:30 – 11:45 Welcome and introductions


11:45 – 13:05 Guest Speaker (announced soon)


13:05 – 13:50 Lunch (included in ticket price)


13:50 – 4pm Practice sharing by two network speakers. Followed by a group discussion and feedback


4 – 4:30pm Feedback and sharing of references and resources


4:30 – 5pm Drinks and networking


Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 020 7749 9200

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

This network event is organised by Autograph and Will Essilfie.