why we do what we do

a series of peer-to-peer conversations exploring the purpose of arts organisations in the South East

In response to COVID-19 and the impact it’s having on the world, the South East venue network is holding small-group, peer-to-peer conversations to explore the role of arts and culture and the purpose of arts organisations today.

The conversations are specifically for venues in the South East network who are interested in challenging existing models and re-evaluating the purpose of culture today.

Each session will be hosted by a guest from the house venue network.

Groups will be between 4-8 people and attendance is on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a waiting list.

The first conversation will be led by Alex Levene from The Place in Bedford:

Healing and Joy: The Role of Performing Arts in Social Cohesion and Overcoming Trauma

Thursday 02 July 11am-12.30pm

The world has never seemed more fragile. How will venues best use their resources and platforms to help heal and uplift audiences? What is the role of the performing arts in an increasingly volatile world? Why do we do what we do?

SIGN UP HERE (limited availability)


For more information, or if you’re interested in hosting a conversation, please get in touch with Steph at steph@housetheatre.org.uk.

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