Artists and general public across London and beyond are invited to discuss and share ideas about art activism, its relevance for our communities, and its place in the art world. Join us and our Sheroes artists to connect with collectives and organisations across the city in order to create future collaborations and opportunities.

“Great protests are great art works.” Sarah Sz

What is art activism and its place in society and the art world?

An online session to better understand the challenges of art activism practice and its cost on artists’ careers and professional development. Our panelists will talk about art activism history, its social impact and its place in the art world.

View Cas Bradbeer’s presentation

Meet the speakers

Cas Bradbeer (they/them)

Cas is a genderfluid curator, art historian and drag artist based in London. Their writings mostly focus on histories of queer and trans activist art, such as their recent paper presented at the National Gallery of Ireland and their recent publication ‘A Short Study of How Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is Reclaiming Native Non-Binary Dance from the Oriental Legacy of George Catlin’. Beyond their research, their work is mostly coordinating LGBTQ+ arts events at the Courtauld Institute of Art and a range of local community-led arts events at Grand Junction, Paddington. Over the past year, they have also been involved in producing activist arts initiatives such as Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Winds of Change’ public displays and Queer Hertitage Forum’s international 2,500 year illustrated timeline of queer protest.

Deen Atger (They / Them)

Deen is a trans-non binary curator and producer based in London. Their work focuses primarily on contemporary and new media art. Deen works for the art organisation Ugly Duck where they develop artistic programs showcasing and nurturing emerging artists and underrepresented voices. They have curated and produced large scale exhibitions, all related to identity, gender and technology.

Connect & Create: a networking and brainstorming session for activist artists.

An opportunity to network with other artists, organisations and collectives, helping our communities to get support in developing their practice and create new opportunities to connect with their practice.

This event is part of the London Festival of Ideas: Your vision for strong communities.

It’s time we create a better London, one that’s more equal, more connected and where everyone can take part. The festival is an opportunity to identify, showcase and celebrate the great work already happening, whilst also imagining and developing a shared vision for strong communities across London.

Between June 28 and July 23, the city will be buzzing with events, conversations, activities and celebrations all exploring what makes strong communities in London. London Festival of Ideas is inviting everyone to sign up to events happening across London to join conversations exploring what strong communities look like.

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