Manifesto: Co-Designing Creative, Resilient Futures
Session lead: Ania Bas - Artist and Co-Founder of the Walking Reading Group, with Kevin Rivett
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Room: Bistro – Second Floor
Participants of this workshop will work together, respond to several provocations and instructions and write collaboratively a manifesto on resilience in the arts. The manifesto is being devised as part of the legacy of the Boosting Resilience programme. The work in progress will be shared and further developed with the rest of the people attending the forum over lunch and in the afternoon.
Ania Bas is an artist who works across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange. Through her work Bas explores ways of working, making and thinking together that can challenge modes of participation, bring together people from diverse communities and make art relevant in everyday life. Her work has been commissioned by the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground, Radar, Yorkshire Artspace. Bas is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group. She is Open School East Alumni (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy Alumni (2018).
Kevin Rivett is the Director of Calderdale Music Trust. He spent several years teaching music in schools in Australia under the Country Priorities Programme. He has also been a semi-professional guitarist playing in bands and musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors. Kevin was a member of the steering group which developed the common approach for all peripatetic music staff within the UK. He has also delivered presentations on new Music Hub delivery at the National Conference for the Federation of Music Services. He is presently the CEO for the Calderdale Music Trust in West Yorkshire.