ART vs REHAB 3 18th June 2012, 18.00 - 21.00
ART vs REHAB is a series of focus groups on key themes affecting the relationship between art and rehabilitation. Several of these sessions are taking place during A Good Week and offer the chance for selected leading practitioners to come together to discuss these issues.
ART vs REHAB will be running one-day workshop called 'Providing and Promoting Social Inclusion : One in the Same?'. Often the products of art outreach projects are used to raise awareness of the issues surrounding participants, or to raise funds for an organisation. This might be through exhibitions, auctions or promotional materials. This focus group examines how the personal act of making art and the public act of exhibiting may provide different types of inclusion, how they may be mutually exclusive, and what can be done to resolve conflicting agendas.
As part of a series of roundtable events, this session will act as a catalyst for criticality and change in the field or art and rehabilitation, based on the principles of open innovation and collaborative practice. It will stimulate knowledge exchange between artists, practitioners, therapists, academics, service users, service providers, funders and commissioners.
Key questions to be explored:
How is the art produced by art outreach projects used, and are we happy with this?
Does public exhibition merely foreground the past they are moving away from?
How can our participants work be accepted as art, rather than as a means to enhance public understanding of the socially excluded?
What happens when host organisations use the work produced on their promotional materials?
Should new artists expect exhibition opportunities, and do all artists need to publicly exhibit their work?
For more information and to follow the developments of the project, visit www.artvsrehab.com
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