Group Event


Social Art Summit was an Artist-Led Review of Socially Engaged Arts Practice in the UK & beyond. The event was convened by Eelyn Lee, Ian Nesbitt and R.M Sanchez-Camus.

In November 2018, over two-days, 250 artists and practicioners from around the country came together to share practice, showcase work and explore what it means to be making art through social engagement right now.

Artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and sectors working in the social realm were invited to join the conversation through a series of events at Site Gallery and other venues around the city. Through building a network, showcasing practice and expanding dialogue the Summit began to develop agency in the field of art and social practice and test the ground for launching a Social Art Biennale in 2020.

International guests included Black Quantum Futurism and Interference Archive.