CArtsCon 2017: ‘Art for Change’

Welcome to the Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon).

Like previous CArtsCon conferences, this year’s theme is another conundrum. “Change” is typically seen as making something different, developing it, and/or moving it from one place or state to another. But “change” can also refer to loose coins — the few pennies we have left over — or to money in general.

Read more about the theme here.

See Schedule of Events and Speakers


Who is Presenting?

See and read more about our presenters here…


NEW: Schools Art Competition

This year, we are holding an art competition for the secondary schools in Canterbury. The topic is “How art can change society”, which is completely open to interpretation by the students. Head judge for the competition is Dr Peter Gregory FRSA, the principal lecturer of Creative Arts Education at Canterbury Christchurch University. See the lovely artwork entries here.


Café Book Reading and Signing

The evening of July 19th will have various authors and poets read from their latest books. You can even purchase the books and get them signed by the authors.


Short Film Festival

A short film festival will take place on July 20th showcasing work from up-and-coming film/animation students as well as professional filmmakers. Get your tickets here.

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