Beyond Borders Conference April, 2016

Counterpoints Arts in collaboration with Young Vic Taking Part held a conference to share and discuss the role of arts in responding to the refugee crisis. An inspiring evening of shared learning and experience from within the field- conversation and creativity flowed!

  1. Members of both charities and arts organisations came together to discuss and share ideas around #refugees, #asylumseekers and the response in the arts.
  2. Excited to be at #Beyondborders event at @youngvictheatre today. Finding out about creative projects involving #refugees & #asylumseekers.
  3. The afternoon saw presenters on a multitude of relevant topics, including Sharon Kanolik, Redzone, Juliet Stephenson and more...
  4. Sharon Kanolik on presenting the idea of what a theatre is to #refugees who have not engaged in the arts before. https://t.co/5EvkTmz6al
    Sharon Kanolik on presenting the idea of what a theatre is to #refugees who have not engaged in the arts before. pic.twitter.com/5EvkTmz6al
  5. The discussions and breakout sessions gave us a chance to raise questions such as...
  6. How do we get big organisations to be brave & programme this work. Who are the audiences? We don't want to talk to ourselves: #BeyondBorders
  7. What message are we giving to audiences? Stella Barnes talking about the importance of high production values, proper funding #BeyondBorders
  8. and some shared personal experiences and stories:
  9. The feedback was great and people left inspired and ready to work together!