A unique event for artists & activists to showcase how they use the arts as a tool for social change

Join us for an evening of quick-fire presentations by people passionate about using the arts for social change. The showcase is a great way to grow your ideas, share and celebrate your achievements, rage about something or highlight something that needs to change. Presenters will show up to 15 slides about their theme, project, issue, community, infatuation and/or themselves. Each presentation will last no more than 5 minutes.

This event is a great opportunity to connect, network, get feedback and generate new ideas. Presenters can be theatre-makers, producers, participants, funders, community groups, charities…anyone with a curiosity or passion for arts & social change.

There will be up to 12 presentations, with opportunities to ask questions of the contributors throughout.

Collective Encounters is inviting expressions of interest from participatory theatre makers, practitioners and organisations working in community engagement contexts to take part in an event celebrating the innovative work of the participatory theatre sector.

Deadline for expressions of interest, Friday 13th October 2023