From Nova Scotia to Morecambe

From Nova Scotia to Morecambe


Creating Work for Non-Arts Spaces

Please join us for a conversation that is part of our #BreathingSpace programme. Joining us will be artists from Nova Scotia to Morecambe who create and present work in places that you might not expect to find art – from the street to libraries to shops. Practitioners have been developing work in non-arts spaces for decades. As lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted across the world, this is an opportune time to be learning from this practice. In our ever-shifting cultural landscape, this webinar will reflect on what works, what doesn’t and what matters about this approach to art in our communities.

Participants are encouraged to exchange thoughts and ideas during this informal discussion which avoids a traditional panel approach. Don’t forget to bring a cuppa!

With Guests:

Alex McLean & Kate Cayley, Nova Scotia, Canada, Zuppa Theatre Co.

Alex McLean is co-artistic director of Zuppa Theatre Co., in which capacity he has been exploring relationships between audience, performers and environments for over 20 years. He is interested in things that are sprawling, things that are very small, and itches that won't go away.

Kate Cayley is a multi-award winning fiction writer, playwright, and poet, based in Toronto.

Philip Sykes, Morecambe, UK, Derelict

Philip Sykes is Project Coordinator for Derelict Art of the City.

Fabiola Santana, Liverpool, UK

Fabiola Santana is an independent dance artist exploring performance as a medium for connection, transformation and exchange. She works internationally as a dancer, collaborator and workshop facilitator.

Jenny Rutter, Burnley, UK, Super Slow Way

Jenny Rutter is Deputy Director of Super Slow Way, the Creative People & Places programme in East Lancashire, and Chair of Creative Lancashire. She previously worked at LeftCoast, the CPP programme in Blackpool, and has spent her career developing an understanding of how arts and creative practice can be used as a tool for social change and regeneration.

Part of our #BreathingSpace programme

Breathing Space: Catalyst for Conversation

Catalyst for Conversation is a series of online workshops and discussions taking place from May to August. This is an opportunity for artists, industry experts and participants from across the world to exchange ideas and what they know through topics of value to them all.

Please email Danni at to have a chat about the things you would like to have a conversation about.


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