A symposium exploring the impact of the arts on the wellbeing of our migrant communities

26th February, 9.30am - 1pm, The Black Box

During this half day symposium ArtsEkta is providing the opportunity for the wider arts, community and voluntary sectors to explore the impact of the arts in instilling civic belonging for our migrant communities aswell as improving emotional health & wellbeing. 

We will be sharing best practice from other regions across the UK with key note presentations from Aine O'Brien, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts, a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change and Amal Azzudin, Somali-born Scottish refugee and activist who co-founded the Glasgow Girls and currently works with the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland.

Locally, we will present showcases from ArtsEkta's Art Route Collective community arts programme and Kabosh's Lives in Translation, a poignant drama exploring how migrants navigate support systems through translation.

Who should attend: managers, producers, artists, facilitators, academics and policy makers involved in community arts practice and engagement with vulnerable communities

Parking: parking is available at Saint Anne’s Square multi-storey car park, a short walk from The Black Box. On street parking is also available but limited.

Accessibility: the Black Box is fully accessible and the event will take place on the ground floor. Accessible toilets are available in the venue. If you have any special requirements please contact 

Catering: lunch will be provided during the symposium. Non vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan options will be available to attendees.

Booking: registration is free for anyone in the arts, community, voluntary and public sectors, but places must be booked in advance.

Supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation & Public Health Agency.