Artists and Commissioners

Artists and Commissioners

Event Name: Realise the Future Conference
Venue/Location: Folkestone
Date: 17th March 2006
Supporting Organisation(s):
Arts Council England, South East

Chair/Other Speakers:
Kathy Westbrook (Chair); Nick Ewbank; Jim Shea & Neil Bebnam

A one-day conference for local authorities, Arts organisations and Artists to consider developments within art commissioning.

The overall theme of the conference was 'the future of developments in the arts'. The morning panel responded to the title Future, What Future? Each member of the panel spoke about how they see their own artform/organisation developing and their personal thoughts on the future of the arts in general. The afternoon sessions involved discipline specific presentations and debates within the divisions of performing arts, visual arts and literature.