BIG MEET 8: Artists and the Arts in Placemaking

Hosted at UCL, kindly sponsored and organised with the help and support of Beam and the Arts Council, we will be asking if there are lessons to be learnt, which can in turn influence national policy to further integrate artists and the arts in place.


Date: 18/04/2024 – 18/04/2024


The Government Cultural white paper of 2016 stated that ‘Cultural placemaking can shape the fortunes of our regions, cities towns and villages’ and went on to say that ‘We want more local leaders to grasp the potential of culture to achieve their vision for their community, and to put culture at the forefront of their strategies’.  Local authorities, developers, the private sector and communities have all created different models of practice supported by imaginative approaches to funding. 

Big Meet 8 will: share examples that demonstrate the range of models of practice in the field of Art and Place from across the UK; Investigate artists led approaches to engaging with place through temporary interventions and local authority initiatives to work with communities; developers support for cultural place making; While framing the wider issues of how cultural led placemaking can have a sustainable impact on the development of a place and its communities. 


18 April 2018, 10.00-16.00


Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL 


Tickets: £10 (inc. VAT) – lunch and refreshments are included, concessions available.


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