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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CTCC workshop on public art and tourism in Leeds

The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change is pleased to announce the
following forthcoming one-day Workshop that might be of interest to you:


21 May 2010

Old School Board, Boardroom

Calverley Street, LS1 3ED, Leeds

Artwork is now often used in place marketing, but does public art attract
tourists? Do artists share a language with destination managers? How can
artists, art managers, destination managers and tourism promoters work
together? Is what is good for art also good for tourism? And what kind of
publics do art and tourism produce?

There are questions to be asked about the role of art as utilitarian
objects or live events: should art be useful? What is use in relation to
art? What makes art public? And how do we articulate the importance of the
extra-ordinary in our experience of public spaces? Should tourism be a
concern for artists, or should art be a concern for tourism? In a time of
tighter public spending, how should tourism managers be thinking about and
working with publics, artists and art?
The Workshop will be of interest to professionals working in arts
management and regional development; destination managers at local and
regional level; tourism development organisation and consultant; owners and
managers of tourism sites as well as artists.

The Workshop will feature the following experts:

* Nicola Hughes
Communications Manager, The Northern Way
* Dr Nigel D Morpeth
Artist and Senior Lecturer, Tourism and Entertainment Management, Leeds
Metropolitan University
* Katy Hallet
National Art Co-ordinator, Sustrans
* Professor Franco Bianchini
Professor of Cultural Policy and Planning, Leeds Metropolitan University
* Sue Ball
Director, Media and Arts Partnership (MAAP)
* Professor Mike Robinson
Director, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Leeds Metropolitan
* William Culver-Dodds
Director, Culver-Dodds Cultural Consultancy (CDCC)
Registration and Fee:

The Workshop is open to everyone interested in the outlined themes. The
delegate fee for the full day is £75. Booking can be made online at

Workshop Venue:

The Workshop will be held in the Old School Board on Calverley Street in the
centre of Leeds. The venue is opposite the Leeds Town Hall and behind the
Leeds City Art Gallery. The closest car park is 2 minutes by foot in front
at the Rose Bowl on Woodhouse Lane. The venue is also less than 10 minutes
walk from Leeds Railway Station.

A map of the venue can be downloaded online at
Programme outline

The registration will start at 9:30am and the workshop will be finished by
5pm. The complete programme will be available soon on the website.

For further information, updates and the link to the online registration
please go to

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