Talking Out Your Arts is a program of curated discussions with student artists. The idea is this: we go see a performance or exhibition of new student art work, then create a space to discuss the work and ask questions of the artist. The aim of this program is give artists an opportunity to hear how audiences experience their work, the audiences a chance to engage with artwork more deeply, and also to give us all an opportunity to share what is important to us in art. What is art on campus doing?
In 2016 the conversations about self-care, diversity and risk in student theatre grew considerably. In an attempt to see these conversations continue in the long term, we are continuing Talking Out of Your Arts (TOoYA). For theatre this will mean a series of post-show Q and As that bring artists and audiences together to reflect on the culture of theatre making on campus in more detail. For visual art this will be a curated discussion in the gallery space, giving viewers a chance to respond to the work for the artist and audience to ask questions of each other.
To take part in TOoYA and enrich the conversations we have about student theatre, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates of your production and preferred session time. We will assist with covering any extended hours needed in the theatre as part of the program. These Q&As can also be incorporated as part of your program – we can promote and attend your performance, but they do not need to need to be hosted by us, although they can be if you prefer.