Creative Minds North, Manchester

Creative Minds North is the fourth regional disability led conference in the UK produced by Carousel and Venture Arts in collaboration with the following organisations from across the region:

Mind The Gap (Bradford); DIY Theatre (Manchester); Lawnmower Theatre (Newcastle); Tin Arts (Durham); More Music (Morecambe); Dark Horse Theatre (Huddersfield); Blue Room at the Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool); Prism Arts (Lancaster) and Headway Arts (Northumberland)

The conference will continue the discussion about how art is created by learning disabled people and the way this art is talked about, created and presented.

The main themes for our first conference of 2017 are:

– How do we create great art?

– What does the term professional mean?

– How can the work be best described and discussed?

– How can we help the wider arts world to commission work?

At the conference you can see performance, film and visual work and take part in discussions. Artists will present their work and there will be opportunities to talk or address the conference themes in a variety of accessible ways.

Creative Minds brings together learning disabled artists and performers and a range of people from the wider arts world to look at quality, leadership, inclusion and collaboration.

If you have any questions about group bookings or access issues please contact the Venture Arts team on or call on 0161 232 1223.