Join Cardboard Citizens for aArts for Social Change Takeover at the 2nd International Arts and Homelessness Summit – an afternoon of inspiration, discussion, and networking.

Watch online here or in person at the Methodist Centre Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry, CV1 2HA by booking tickets here.

This event is part of our programme in Coventry during 2021 and will bring together people working in the arts, social and public sectors to ask: How can art and creativity affect social and political change?  

Hear local and national examples of arts for social change in practice, explore how arts organisations are working together with people with lived experience of complex issues to change narratives, and join the conversation to share your perspective.

Confirmed speakers include:  

  • Rhiannon White, Co-founder and co-director of Common Wealth – a site specific political theatre company based in Cardiff and Bradford.
  • Laura Nyahuye, CEO founder and Creative Director of Maokwo – foregrounding the talentscreativity, and lived experiences of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, minoritised humans and artists.
  • Saul Hewish, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Rideout – specialists in participatory arts with people who experience marginalisation or exclusion from mainstream culture.

Speakers TBC:

  • Kate Adams, CEO and Artist Director of Project Art Works – Turner Prize nominated collective whose practice intersects with art and care as they collaborate with people with complex support needs, families and circles of support to challenge paradigms of inclusion.

Artistic interventions during the session include: 

  • a piece written and performed by Coventry poet and writer Amerjit Kaur-Dhaliwal.
  • a reading of a new play by London Member Pixie Maddison, responding to the themes in The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency.
  • a piece written and performed by Coventry poet and writer Navkiran Mann.
  • pieces written and performed by Coventry’s Lim the Poet.

Tickets (online and in person) are ‘pay what you can’ – free to those who need them and from just £5 for everyone else. 50% of the tickets are reserved for people who are or have been homeless.

The visual identity created for HOME has been comprised of submissions from people connected to the themes presented in the festival. Their submissions reflect these themes as well as considerations about Coventry as home and the notion of home.
The group wanted to challenge perceptions of homelessness, and focus on ‘what’s strong, not wrong’. Find out more here.

Dates and Times

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Methodist Centre Hall, Coventry

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Online (YouTube)