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"The Role of Inspiration and Co-Production in the Arts" | Karl Greenwood | TEDxKeeleUniversity
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Added Jul 4, 2016
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The talk will illustrate the importance that inspiration and co-production play in mobilising ideas, encouraging communities to take action, challenging perceptions about art and reimaging the role of citizens to make art events happen. The talk will focus on the various roles citizens and art professionals can play within a co-production model to spread ideas, share learning and build self-efficacy.

Karl Greenwood: Karl Greenwood has been Project Director of Appetite since 2013. Appetite is the Creative People and Places programme in Stoke-on-Trent that is getting more people to experience and be inspired by the arts.

Following 3 years at Ernst & Young, Karl joined arts organisation, Multistory, in 2007. At Multistory, Karl managed artist residencies, action research and artist development programmes and a wide range of art projects across a variety of settings. These programmes included Small Change, Beyond Bricks and the artist development programme, Longhouse.

Karl was then appointed Project Director at Appetite and in three years the programme has reached over 366,000 audience members and developed over 660 events and activities, inspiring people who would not ordinarily engage in the arts to take part. Karl has managed a large series of art events in non-traditional art venues from high streets to hospitals to increase accessibility to the arts.

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