Common Ground Symposium 2022: Creativity in Heritage – The Future of Youth Engagement, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Common Ground

How can creativity lead us to other ways of seeing and enable youth engagement with heritage?

Are you an Arts or Heritage professional? Do you work in learning, engagement or audience development? Are you a creative practitioner interested in heritage projects or youth voice?

Rejoin Middle ground and our partners to celebrate the culmination of our 3 year Norfolk & Norwich Festival project which connected young people to their local heritage through the arts, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

There will be inspirational speakers from arts and heritage organizations, creative activities from industry leaders, panel discussions and a showcase of youth-led projects.

What will I learn?

The symposium invites participants to explore how we can use creative processes to make heritage non-traditional, playful and accessible to young people.

This is a great opportunity to develop your ideas and practice using the arts to enhance youth voice and engagement, creativity, storytelling and other ways of seeing heritage.

The program will provide you with a space to connect with leading practitioners working in arts and heritage, as well as young people. You will discover new ways of working in partnership and creating innovative cultural experiences with and for young people.

What’s going to happen ?

  • Expert speakers from creative organisations, heritage and youth engagement
  • Small group activities with leaders from the creative and cultural sector
  • Round tables with our project partners and young people
  • Presentation of the Common Ground project throughout

About Common Ground

Common Ground is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival 250 project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery Players, it has been an amazing three years of partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, The National Trust, Fen Flag, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, Prince’s confidence, SHARE East Museums and a wider creative community.

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