Common Goals
Event type: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:45

09:30: Registration and tea/coffee

10:15: Welcome and introduction:
Dr Phil George, Chair, Arts Council of Wales

10:25: Keynote Speaker:
Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

11:00: Keynote Speaker:
François Matarasso
Participatory Arts

François Matarasso is a freelance writer, researcher and consultant with a 35 year career in socially engaged arts practice. His writing, research and work in community art rests on the belief that everyone has the right to create art and to share the result, as well as to enjoy and participate in the creations of others.

François' work is recognised internationally through extensive publication, translation, academic positions, and conference invitations: he has worked in more than 35 countries, from Eastern Europe to Japan, Colombia, Australia and Burkina Faso.

11:50: Workshops

A1: Catherine Paskell
Transformations through art - People’s Palace Projects, The Merchant of Venice in Brazil 
How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

Catherine is a theatre director and Clore Fellow. She’s director of award-winning Welsh new writing theatre company, Dirty Protest. A founding member of National Theatre Wales; Creative Associate between 2009 - 2011.

A2: How do we talk about quality?
Chair: Rhian Hutchings
Join ArtWorks Cymru to explore the quality principles for arts in participatory settings and hear how artists and organisations approach making good work even better.

Rhian Hutchings is the partnership manager for ArtWorks Cymru and the Creative Director for Operasonic.

A3: Tony Lewis
Community Engagement and Participation
Creating resilient, inclusive, connected communities.

The session will introduce a community development approach to community involvement, exploring values, principles and good practice.

Tony Lewis is a Development Officer with Community Development Cymru

A4: Gwennan Mair
Embedding Participation

An opportunity to learn more about Cwmni’r Frân Wen’s participation programme that places the aspirations of children and young people at the heart of their activities. Join Gwennan Mair as she focusses on specific projects.

Gwennan Mair is a Participation Officer with Cwmni'r Frân Wen.

12:50: Lunch and networking

14:30: Keynote Speaker: 
Dr Phil George

15:15: Tackling Poverty through the Arts
Panel Discussion chaired by Dr Phil George


Frank Soodeen, Rowntree Foundation

Frank works across the areas of housing, income and benefits, work, cities, towns and neighbourhoods, and people and society.

Guy O’Donnell, Sherman 5

Sherman 5 is a free membership, designed to give people from Community First areas, or community groups that support people who face barriers and/or disadvantage who have never attended a performance at the Sherman Theatre the chance to do so. Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Kenn Taylor, The Tetley, Leeds

Kenn Taylor is Head of Participation at The Tetley. He has a long standing interest in culture, community and the urban environment as both as a project manager and writer through his work in Liverpool, London and Leeds. He recently undertook a research trip to the US to examine socially-engaged art projects in Detroit and Chicago.

16:30 Close
Networking opportunity

Paid Event
'£60', £45 consecions,
Cardiff City Stadium
CF11 8AZ