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People, Place, Power: films from our conference


Watch the keynote presentations from our People, Place, Power conference in Doncaster

Our People, Place, Power conference in Doncaster last month brought together over 220 people - practitioners, artists, academics - all with an interest in increasing arts engagement. 

We filmed the keynote presentations, so if you missed the conference or would like to revisit its content, you can watch the films below, or on our People, Place, Power playlist on YouTube.

Many of the presentations from the conference are available here.

Right Up Our Street (the CPP project in Doncaster) gave us a warm Donnie welcome to open the conference


Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, gave our first keynote.


Writer, journalist and Visiting Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University, Lynsey Hanley's keynote was titled: Are we ever gonna be respectable? Doing culture the right way vs doing it the way you want to.


Artists Sarah Butler and Nicole Mollett talked about their creative commission More Than 100 Stories, drawing on the stories, achievements and challenges of the Creative People and Places programme.


The conference closed with a panel discussion: What is the relationship between excellence of art and excellence of engagement? It was chaired by Lyn Gardner from The Guardian and the panelists included Sylvan Baker, Matt Fenton, Jo Hunter and Jo Verrent.

Throughout the conference we filmed behind the scenes interviews with speakers and delegates for live broadcast on periscope and you can view them on our People, Power, Place YouTube playlist here.