Take Me Somewhere: What’s Collective? Workshops by Public Recordings

Closing date: Fri 2 Sep 2022: 5pm

On 7 – 9 September 2022, Toronto based performance company Public Recordings will deliver their three day workshop What’s Collective?, exploring strategies in collective working within organising & art making.

In this ongoing project Public Recordings researches ways and means of making that promote shared agency and authorship. Using the framework of a co-facilitated workshop, What’s Collective? stages an artistic exchange, through which collective approaches to art making can be shared, questioned, and renewed. The result is a gathering in which participants can more deeply consider their own artistic contexts, and develop new questions and ideas in response to the project’s title.

What’s Collective? is co-facilitated by associate artists of Public Recordings. This iteration will take place over three afternoon sessions at Tramway. Participants will explore systems and strategies borrowed from past Public Recordings projects and the personal practices of the facilitators, to uncover common issues of group work. The sessions will include physical practices, sound-making, listening, discussion, reading, writing, and reflection. The goal with What’s Collective? is to hold a space in which participants can reflect on past experiences of group work, better understand and articulate important aspects of collaborative and collective practices, and discover how we can work together better–inside and outside of art making.

Call for participants

This iteration of What’s Collective? will consist of three afternoon sessions, taking place in-person at Studio Somewhere (Tramway). They are looking for artists, thinkers & organisers interested or working in experimental performance to participate. Whilst it is strongly recommended to attend the full three sessions, if you are only able to attend for one or two that can be arranged.

The workshop is free to attend. They have limited attendance bursaries of £100 for people attending all three sessions who are not in receipt of regular funding or who have other significant income. They do not have an attendance bursary for everyone so please do not put yourself forward for one if you feel financially comfortable.

They have resources to support any access requirements you may have; please indicate these when you register.

Deadline to register: 2 September 2022, 5pm
Workshop: 7 – 9 September 2022 (1pm – 6pm each day)
If you have any trouble with the registration form or any questions please email karl@takemesomewhere.co.uk

For further information, please contact karl@takemesomewhere.co.uk, call 07834 751536 or visit https://takemesomewhere.co.uk/public-recordings

Closing date: Fri 2 Sep 2022: 5pm