Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) Artists and the City programme strand is concerned with collaborative practice and the city. Questions being explored through the programme include how do artists engage with the city, and what role does collaborative socially engaged arts play in animating greater engagement with key issues of sustainable development, accessible public spaces, equitable housing policies, playful spaces and spatial justice?
As part of the Artists and the City programme, we are delighted to announce a masterclass with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, a leading practitioner in the field of collaborative and socially engaged arts. Jeanne’s work operates at the intersection of critical arts practice and spatial politics. Her work explores how we might collectively shape the places we live in and also engage in deep cultural exchanges among different communities. How might we influence the processes of design, regulations, policy making and take responsibility? This masterclass will act as a significant opportunity for socially engaged artists and those from other related sectors such as architecture, geography, and planning to engage in an in-depth exploration and learning environment about art, artists and the city and how socially engaged arts practice can make the conditions for change to happen. The masterclass will be open to 12 artists and creative/cultural practitioners.