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A Conversation with Ellen Schneider

Monday 10th October 2016
11am-1pm.

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A Learning Lab Conversation with Ellen Schneider, Founder and Director, Active Voice Lab, San Francisco, CA

Image: Horticulture, Active Voice Lab

Venue: Counterpoints Arts, 128 Hoxton St, London N1 6SH

Please join us for a Learning Lab Conversation with Ellen Schneider, Founder and Director, Active Voice Lab, San Francisco, CA

How do we know if the use of arts and culture is helping to shift attitudes, increase integration, even improve public policy around immigration issues? What can we learn from evaluation tools, or should we even try? What are the consequences of attaching indicators to creativity, especially in the wake of Arts Council England’s recently announced standardized system to measuring the ‘quality’ of the arts?

Counterpoints Arts’ partner and ‘Impact Advisor’, Ellen Schneider, (founder of Active Voice Lab ) has been asking these questions for over a decade and is eager to know how counterparts in London are sorting through these issues.

Using clips from documentaries, feature films, and digital stories about the migrant experience, Ellen will share an overview of her Horticulture framework, which uses garden tools as metaphors to think about what kinds of stories can contribute to particular outcomes.

We’ll also open up the conversation to discuss whether and how practitioners can track if they are making a difference.

We anticipate a lively conversation that we hope will lead to further exploration and collaboration.

In collaboration with the Platforma Arts + Refugee Network

For more information and to register, please contact:

aine@counterpointsarts.org.uk

tom@counterpointsarts.org.uk