On 7 April 2017 82 artists, cultural leaders, funders, investors, entrepreneurs and others interested in art and social impact gathered at the Old Fire Station to debate as part of Marmalade 2017.
In 2015 & 2016 we debated Art & Money.
This year, we discussed power. Does art have the power to create social change? Does art inhibit social change? Do we as artists have any power, and how can we use that power to effect social change?
We reflected on the power of the arts, and the challenge of power dynamics within the arts world.
With provocations from Joe Baden (Open Book), Darren Henley (Arts Council England), Moira Sinclair (Paul Hamlyn Foundation) and Jeremy Spafford (Arts at the Old Fire Station) – followed by discussion, ideas generation, and interpretive dance.