What Next? Sheffield - Third Meeting
What Next? is a national movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK, to articulate, champion and strengthen the role of culture in our society. Sheffield Creative Guild is proud to act as chapter chairs for What Next? Sheffield.
Each local chapter feeds into the national work of the movement through a series of meetings at which members of the creative industries (and anyone with an interest in and passion for the arts) can come together to share, debate and take collective action on issues facing the local and national cultural sector.
The third meeting of the Sheffield Chapter of What Next? will take place in collaboration with Foodhall on 21 January and is free for anybody to attend. Join us for a communal meal and genuinely open discussion, whether or not you were able to attend the previous meeting
The topic of our second meeting is Environmental Sustainability and the Arts.
Speaking on the night:
Catherine Baxendale (Invisible Flock):
Invisible Flock are an award winning interactive arts studio operating at the intersection of art and technology.
They believe that art today must have a positive impact on society and the world we live in and that as artists we have a responsibility to open up collective thinking and to build space for critical inquiry.
Drawing directly from the world around us they aim to create art and foster relevant practices that have a long lasting transformative effect and that sit across multiple contexts and adjacent sectors, allowing us to bring our creative thinking and unique ways of employing technology to bear in contexts such as conservation, education, design, the developing world, urban planning and healthcare.
Teo Greenstreet (Community Circus Centre, Curious School of Puppetry)
Teo's fascination is in establishing the best environments to grow creative enterprise and projects. He does this by uniting 30 years experience of leading creative organisations and consulting. He is currently freelance Centre Director of Greentop Community Circus Centre and Development Director Curious School of Puppetry, formerly co-founder and CEO of The Circus Space, now National Centre for Circus Arts, and CEO The Media Centre. He has supported project across a range of arts and enterprise sectors devising and delivering bespoke sustainability training in partnership with Case for Optimism, Julies Bicycle, Nutgreen and Creative Industries Development Agency.
Sara Trentham (Chrysalis Arts)
Sara Trentham has worked with Chrysalis Arts Development for around 10 years, initially as a project manager and more recently focussed on strategic and project development, and fundraising. Prior to this she was Visual Arts Officer in Arts Council England's Yorkshire office, leading on work with artist-led spaces, studios and art in the public realm, and before this she was part of the team at Yorkshire Artspace. She has also delivered a range of consultancy projects including evaluations and development strategies for arts organisations across England and Scotland. Sara is now a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and is Course Leader for the MA in Arts & Cultural Management alongside her work for Chrysalis.
Chrysalis Arts is an Arts Council NPO based in rural North Yorkshire, developing projects and strategic initiatives which engage artists, participants and wider audiences in creative activity, often focussed on place and primarily in the visual arts. Over the past 20 years we have championed a Slow Art approach to our work, the ethos of which aligns with environmental concerns. Our work to consciously engage with environment has developed further through our Greening Arts Practice (GAP) sessions, individual mentoring programme and a soon to be published GAP guide, supporting artists to make changes in their practice. We are a sector lead for the Arts Council in sustainability.
You can read the minutes from our last meeting, when we discussed Mental Health and Wellbeing for Those Working the Arts on our website: https://sheffieldcreativeguild...