Webinar: A practical guide to developing a socially engaged artistic practice

Are you interested in co-creation as part of your socially engaged artistic practice? Would you like to work with charities and cultural organisations engaging creatively with communities?

Join this ACAVA Talks webinar with Isabella Niven to gain an understanding of what organisations are looking for when recruiting socially engaged artists. Find out what values, skills, and experience are required to successfully deliver a co-created community project; and how positive social, health, and wellbeing outcomes can be achieved through co-creation.

About Isabella Niven:
Isabella has led on the development and delivery of ACAVA’s arts in health and wellbeing programming for the past 12 years. She grew ACAVA’s community offer in North Kensington from a single project in 2011 to a programme of life-long opportunities for local children, families, young people and older adults. She now heads ACAVA’s Social Practice team, developing sector leading co-creation opportunities for artists and communities in locations across our studio portfolio and beyond.

With 18 years of experience in the cultural and charitable sectors, organisations Isabella has worked for include BOP Consulting, the NSPCC, and Milton Keynes Gallery. She has sat on the RBKC Arts Grants Panel, the NHS WLCCG Third Sector Transformation Steering Group, and most recently 3ST, a group of like-minded charities joining together to support and develop health and statutory services across northwest London.


Thu 18 Jan 2024, 2–3.30pm


Online talk with Q&A by Isabella Niven


Webinar ticket: £5 / £1 concession*

ACAVA studio holder webinar ticket: Free

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Recordings of online events will be available to all ticket holders after the event.

*Concession tickets are available for those on low incomes or unwaged. If you are able to please consider paying the full fee, we are a registered charity and income from tickets directly supports the ACAVA Talks programme.

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ACAVA Talks is our professional development event programme for creative practitioners.