Thanks for listening to The Gathering, a podcast for artists and creatives from Arts Lancashire.
This season is all about remaking and remodelling the role and work of artists and creatives in a Covid world, and the practicalities of creating and delivering at a distance.
We talk about working within the new restrictions, where the opportunities are, how to rip up the rule book and why it’s more important than ever to ensure that our artistic practice, our places and spaces, and opportunities to make and participate are consistently inclusive and representative.
In Episode 3 of Series 2, we’re joined by Karen O’Neill, Artistic Director at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, Sara Domville, Cultural Education Manager at Curious Minds, and Nick Haughton, Year 6 Teacher at Bowerham Primary School in Lancaster.
Our conversation focuses on creative learning opportunities during the pandemic and looks at how we can continue to provide young people with arts led – experiences through a safe, blended approach to face to face participation and distributed learning. We discuss how schools and the arts sector can work together more collaboratively. We highlight the opportunities and the challenges for freelance artists working in cultural education and how both the Dukes and schools want to work with freelancers from here on in.
Towards the end of our conversation, Nick leaves to make a call to a parent, but Karen, Sara and Alex carry on for a while longer, so do stick with it.
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