for english readers…

Take to the heather with art:
an exchange among community arts 

What is it about?

Art, which originates from the feelings of living, should not be seen as an ornamental object in exhibition halls.

v-artivist has been dedicating ourselves to the mission of “Give art back to the people; Give the people back to art", and exploring ways to “Let the grassroots participate in art creation.".

After a long period of practice, we would like to invite friends with similar experiences for a chat.Through the communication with different community arts workers last year, we found a series of topics on which we can discuss with friends interested in community arts.

What makes it different from other art forums?

Time, Space, Number of Participants:
We hope this series of workshops and seminars can provide enough time and space for us to discuss on some common problems/confusions, or to find some conditions for more effective approaches. Therefore, space is limited – sign up early!

Exchange between the different sectors: arts workers/grassroots groups/neighbours:
Arts workers want to work on community arts. Meanwhile, as a part of empowerment, grassroots groups hope the grassroots can express themselves vividly. More communication between artists and civic and social organizations is needed to see how this goal can be achieved in the collaboration between the two sectors, under the current social conditions.
During the first round of workshops, certain invitations will be sent to different groups and neighbours interested in art. We hope the discussion can be stimulated by their responses.

1st round: Bittersweet cultivation, with seeds everywhere
Focus of discussion: How to do community arts
Form: Workshop
Size: 20 people each session (by registration)
Time: Aug to Dec 2017, 4 sessions in total

2nd round: take to the heather with art
Focus of discussion: The experiences of working with specific communities
Form: Seminar
Size: 50 people each session (by registration)
Time: Feb 2018, 4 sessions in total

Hope we can connect different communities and arts workers through these two rounds of discussion and spark off our imagination!