The ‘Big Meet’ is a bi-annual conference, organised by the Place Alliance – the link body campaigning for place quality along with UK organisations supporting place-based community engagement – while the Big Meet Archive page allows you to access all the available event materials from past Big Meets.
image BIG MEET 3, 2015
PLACE Alliance writes:
‘BIG MEET 8: Artists and the Arts in Place-Making’, organised by the Arts & Place Working Group, took place in Jeffrey Hall, UCL on the 18 April 2018.
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 shared examples that demonstrate the range of models of practice in the field of Art and Place from across the UK; Investigated 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.
Documents from the event:
- BM8 Report
- BM8 Programme
- BEAM Arts & Place Manifesto
- BM8 Speakers Bio
- BM8 Presentations and Group Activity Posters
For more background see the IHBC NewsBlogs