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VELOCITY Talks: Heart of Glasgow, St Helens

17:30 on 22 January 2015
The Lighthouse

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Sue Potts, Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool John Moores University

Heart of Glass is an Arts Council England Action Research programme running over a 3 year period, which will see the development and commissioning of a programme of cross art form collaborative public art projects in England’s Northwest; as a means of engaging diverse publics in contemporary art. Sue Potts will showcase a variety of projects which demonstrate how to build community capacity and expertise in public art commissioning.

Sue Potts is the Knowledge Exchange Manager at the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and has 19 years experience of working in and with the cultural sector. Along with Maria Brewster, Sue led the successful business planning stage of the St Helen’s Creative Places and People Programme and has a development role with the project going forward. In her role at the ICC, Sue is the lead researcher for SILO, an Erasmus Plus programme which explores the value of participatory art in relation to the development of skills and competencies across 6 European arts organisations. She is currently leading the evaluation of the economic and social impact of Liverpool Culture Company’s arts investment across 32 arts and cultural organisations, and the design of more effective impact monitoring systems. With Tate Liverpool, Sue is developing a series of knowledge exchange workshops which explore the principles and values of successful co-designed gallery interpretation. Sue is a senior lecturer on the new Culture, Creativity and the City Masters Programme (LJMU) and will be Module Leader for the Creative Communities and Arts Project Management modules (launch September 2015).


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'And, on that note' Rhona Byrne, 2014 (image: Stephen King)

'And, on that note' Rhona Byrne, 2014 (image: Stephen King)