The 2017 Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon) will once again bring international artists, filmmakers, screenwriters and scholars to Canterbury this Summer. From 18 to 21 July, a fine selection of events ranging from visual presentations to workshops to film screenings will captivate the general public. Speakers and workshop presenters come from all over the globe. We’re also expecting locals to be well-represented.
This year’s theme is “Art for Change”.
“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.
Therefore, the topic for CArtsCon 2017 will fuse these concepts into a lively debate:
- Can art drive change (or movement or development)?
- Can art change moods and minds?
- Can and how is art created for very little money?
- Is art created with a substantial “piece of change” (a lot of money) also worthwhile?
- And…how do we create powerful arts movements with or without significant funds? How does money factor into the overall process?
Do join us to explore how art and change can converge. Events will include a short film festival, creative writing workshops, visual presentations, studio and art history workshops and classes, readings of academic papers, and art exhibit, and a preview of a new musical.
CArtsCon offers budding writers, filmmakers and artists the opportunity to get hands-on sessions with experts in a range of workshops. Places are limited so bookings need to be made as early as possible. Events will take place at the Canterbury Baptist Church, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and Warnborough College. Space is limited so REGISTER NOW!