INVITATION TO A WORKSHOP ON CREATIVE AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
on working with and for immigrant audiences
We are There There, a 50% Romanian, 50% Serbian, London-based performance company in residence at CAMP between 5-13 October. Our work explores immigration, national identities and exclusion, focuses on marginalised Eastern European minorities in Western Europe, and uses participation to create inclusive, alternative debates on immigration. We regularly employ creative audience development tactics so as to give visibility to minorities in art spaces that don’t consider them.
We would like to invite you to an informal workshop session during which we will be presenting our methodology on creating work with and for immigrant audiences. Over the years, our UK-based practice has grown with the help of different diaspora organisations, activists, artists, producers and curators invested in art on migration; the session will enable us to share our own experience and approaches, and create an opportunity for knowledge-exchange.
While our primarily participatory work hinges on establishing relationships based on trust and respect with immigrant communities (be they participants or audiences), it also raises a set of questions concerning responsibility and participatory authorship. Together, we will be interrogating the ethics and methodological dimensions of working with minority groups, and compare UK and Danish perspectives. Similarly, we will be questioning how we make audiences central to the creative process, and the role they play in this context.
Join us for a larger conversation around the benefits and challenges surrounding creating socially-engaged work. If you are cultural worker invested in these issues, we would love to hear from you. No preparation is required; you are free to share, meet other like-minded people, or simply observe.
Monday, 8 October, 16:00-17:30
DK-2400 København NV
Photos: Patrícia Venâncio Oliveira, Neil Clarke, Dana Olărescu, Joseph Priestley, Matt Cawrey, Maria Tanjala