Refugee Arts Networks: Extending the Frame

This panel discussion & exchange brings together refugee artists’ advocacy networks to discuss new models for resilient creative networks.

About this event

What are the strategies and challenges faced by refugee artists today? How can networks foster systemic change? How can we develop new frameworks driven by artistic vision created by refugee artists?

This panel discussion & exchange will bring together refugee artists’ advocacy networks to discuss new models for resilient creative networks, featuring grassroots organisations from the UK, France, Germany and Portugal.

This is an event for artists, scholars, cultural workers and policymakers, aiming to increase visibility and opportunities for refugee artists and groups, to share experiences and practices across geographic and cultural settings. The hybrid event will facilitate an open conversation on the role of networks in advocating change on various artistic and institutional levels, aiming to build alliances across research and the creative sector within and outside the UK.

This event is FREE to attend, and we welcome everyone who is interested in refugeedom and performing arts! Tickets are available to attend either in-person or online. Space for social distancing will be created for the live event. For those who attend in person, the event will end with a reception and networking opportunity lasting until 18:00. For those who choose to join us online, the link and details of how to join will be sent to you on the morning of the event(02/11/2021)

Event organisers:

Drama Department, University of Manchester

Community Arts North West (CAN)

Migrant Dramaturgies Network 

New Tides Platform

Participating organisations:

Migrants in Theatre, UK


L’Atelier des Artistes en Exil [Agency of Artists in Exile], France

PostHeimat Network, Germany

UNA- União Negras das Artes [Union of Black Artists], Portugal

26.10.2021 | by Alícia Gaspar | Art, culture, france, Germany, Portugal, refugee arts networks, refugees, UK, união negra das artes