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Interface Conference: Who Cares for the Arts?

1:30 pm

Online on Zoom.

Afternoon of seminars with confirmed speakers Ruth Naomi-Floyd and Makoto Fujimura.

Saturday 20th February 2021

Morphē Arts & The Make Good Lectures presents:

Interface - Who cares for the Arts?


13.30 – Introduction from Alastair Gordon, song performance from Jo Mango
14.15 – Makoto Fujimura talk with public Q&A and attendee break out rooms
15.30 - Break - Miriam Ettrick: Poetry
16.00 - Mentoring workshop Who Cares for the Artists? - led by Morphē staff member Eleanor Young
16.45 - Break - Grant Holden: Animation
17.00 – Ruth Naomi Floyd talk with public Q&A and attendee break out rooms
18.15 – Song performance from Ruth Naomi Floyd.
18.45 - Conclude and close


We are looking forward to our annual Interface conference as part of The Make Good Lecture series.

A recent article in The Guardian suggested that;

"…the past 10 months have been cataclysmic for the arts…no other part of the UK economy (with the exception of hospitality) has been so gravely impacted by the pandemic."

The article stated that despite a £1.7bn government rescue package for the arts, it left an unforgiveable gap: individuals – most who are self employed and found themselves ineligible for support.

It is into this current climate that our speakers Makoto Fujimura and Ruth Naomi Floyd will be responding to the question Who Cares For The Arts?
The conference will take place online between 1.30-7pm.
The day will also include music and performances by Jo Mango and Ruth Naomi Floyd as well as a practical workshop by Eleanor Young, a poetry reading from Miriam Ettrick and animation from Grant Holden.

PLEASE NOTE: times are in GMT. Time for US speakers is 5 hours earlier. e.g. 14.15 GMT - 09.15 EST.

Bookings for the conference are now open and can be accessed on eventbrite HERE

Zoom link HERE | Meeting ID: 867 7252 8151 | Passcode: 200221


Click HERE for the Interface programme (mobile friendly).

For more details, contact cully@morphearts.org

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