Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Guildhall School announces Artists as Citizens conference

11:20, 18th December 2017

The theme for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s fifth Reflective Conservatoire Conference is Artists as Citizens.

The triennial conference brings together leading performers, professionals, teachers and researchers from across the world to address key issues in Higher Education within music and drama.

The themes of the 2018 conference are:

  • Concepts and significance of artistic citizenship
  • Promising new practices
  • Enabling artists as citizens – from cradle to grave
  • Organisational development and leadership
  • Impact and advocacy

Keynote speeches will be given by Professor Geoffrey Crossick (professor of Humanities, School of Advanced Study), Vikki Heywood (chair, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts), and Helen Marriage (director, Artichoke).

The issues raised in their speeches will be explored through a series of performances, practical workshops, keynote speeches, curated sessions, seminars and round-table discussions. Highlights include sessions on multicultural perspectives, social responsibility, the role of the librettist, and inclusivity.

Tickets are available via the Barbican website, and are priced as follows: Conference Package, £375; Single full day rate, £125; Single half day rate, £75; Conference Dinner, £75.


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