No Boundaries

Manchester and Bristol to host arts event No Boundaries 2015

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The second ‘symposium on the role of arts and culture in a wold where there is not normal’, that’s No Boundaries to you, is to take place in Bristol and Manchester in September 2015.

No Boundaries 2015 will follow last year’s innovative conference format, which live-linked two venues as one conference.

In September 2015, HOME in Manchester and Watershed in Bristol will provide delegates with a rich and diverse schedule of events and speakers, alongside connected breakout areas for conversation and networking designed to bring ideas, spaces and delegates together.

No Boundaries is part of the Art Council England’s ‘State of the Arts thought leadership programme’.

Programme details will be unveiled over the coming months, and delegate passes will be on sale at the end of February 2015.

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England said: “Last year’s conference was a huge success and we look forward to a similar meeting of minds in September- something which will be even more important given that by then we will have had a general election and a spending review so the arts and culture landscape may have changed. The State of the Arts events are great platforms to encourage creative thinking and to stimulate debate.”

Director and CEO of HOME Manchester Dave Moutrey, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Watershed, Arts Council England and British Council to produce No Boundaries 2015. Part of the joy of our new HOME is the opportunity to test new ideas, create new experiences and collaborations and break down the boundaries between art forms. We aim to challenge and question with all our work, so it’s fitting that our first major symposium is so in tune with our ambitions

Watershed Managing Director Dick Penny said: ”We are excited to be working on No Boundaries again, this time alongside new partner HOME, as well as Pilot Theatre and Bristol Festival of Ideas. We promise provocations and surprises as we debate the role of culture at the beginning of a new parliament.”

No Boundaries is produced by a consortium of Arts organisations, Watershed (Bristol), HOME (Manchester), Pilot Theatre (York), Festival of Ideas (Bristol), and is supported by Arts Council England and British Council.

No Boundaries will take place on September 29-30, 2015. Follow it on @nbd2015| #nbd2015