Sunday 12 October

What Do We Want For The Future Of The Arts In Bath?
Conversations on innovating and evolving the arts


  • Who should fund creative work in Bath?
  • What more can we do to support emerging individuals and companies?
  • Are amateur, community and youth dirty words?
  • How can we promote more equal opportunities in the arts?
  • How can we as artists contribute to Local Authority plans for the arts?
  • How do we engage more young people in the arts?
  • Should we be paid fairly for the work we do?


Join us for this unique Open Space event where you provide the questions and collectively we hold open discussions to try and find solutions that could benefit everyone.

You are the most important people at this event and it is you who hold the power to initiate change and open up discussions on the arts in Bath.

This Open Space event has been initiated as a response to feedback from last year’s conference where many people commented they would like the opportunity to discuss things in more detail. This is that opportunity.


The Open Space Mantra:

  • Whoever comes are the right people.
  • Wherever it happens is the right place.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time.
  • When it is over, it is over.


THE ONE LAW of OPEN SPACE is THE LAW OF TWO FEET or THE LAW OF MOBILITY: If at any time you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing use your two feet to take yourself where your time will be better spent – only you know where this is.

During an Open Space you might see “bumble bees” going from group to group spreading and connecting ideas, or “butterflies” hanging out at the coffee stall or random places doing very little except having great conversations. All this collective activity adds up to a system of self-organization that is highly creative and effective at dealing with real issues in a remarkably efficient way.

This description of Open Space is the copyright of Improbable Theatre Company. All Rights Reserved.

For more information on Open Space Technology (OST) why not visit the fabulous website set up by Improbable Theatre Company who host many Open Space Events throughout the world. They are a truly brilliant company and leaders in the Open Space Sphere.

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