The Art of Care-full Practice
Take Me Somewhere

Event Type:

Off-site event


Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ


5 Mar 2017
10:30 - 19:00



The Art of Care-full Practice

The Art of Care-full Practice

Event info

The Art of Care-full Practice:
Taking care of others and the self in participatory performance
Sunday 5 March 2017

The Art of Care-full Practice is an intimate, one day symposium, part of Take Me Somewhere performance festival. 

The symposium responds to the fact that the involvement of non-professional participants is a key mode of performance making. Questions to be explored include:

  • How do we ensure the practice of working with non-professional participants in the processes and production of performance is ethical?
  • How do we care for the other(s) in work that might be difficult, challenging, demanding?
  • How do we care for the self in work that requires complex configuration of aesthetics, relations and responsibilities? 

The symposium schedule includes:

  • Short provocations from key thinkers in the field, including Simon Murray, Laura Gonzalez and Stephen Greer
  • Long-table discussions 
  • Care café
  • Screening of Quarantine’s film Winter. accompanied by a dialogue between Richard Gregory and Michael Brady
  • Film documentation of the work of Adrian Howells
  • Demonstration of emerging work from Nic Green, the first recipient of the first recipient of the Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Practice

Further Information

To ensure that the symposium provides a care-full space for dialogue, discussion and debate, numbers are limited to 50. 

As places are very limited, we ask any interested individuals to make an application to take part in the symposium. 

Those allocated a place will be asked for their participation in all of the day’s activities from 10.30am - 7pm.

To enable access, the symposium is free, with symposium costs being met by the host organisations.

There will be an optional Supper for participants from 7.30pm – 10.00pm.


Application Information

The organisers are aiming to bring together a rich mix of performance practitioners, researchers and students to take part in the symposium. Therefore we invite interested individuals to complete a short application form. 

The application form can be found here.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, 31 January.

We will advise applicants by Friday 10th February as to whether they have been allocated a place at the symposium.

The symposium is organised by Dee Heddon, Simon Murray, Laura Bissell and Laura Gonzales, and is hosted by the University of Glasgow, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow School of Art.