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New speakers, themes and schedule announced for No Boundaries: a State of the Arts event

  • Date: 17 February 2014
  • Area: National

No Boundaries is part of the Arts Council’s State of the Arts programme – a series of events and publications that facilitate and share debates and thought leadership pieces on the future of the arts and culture.

The two day event aims to present inspiring ideas and provoke debate, bringing together a wide range of arts and culture professionals to explore the role of the industry in a rapidly changing world.

No Boundaries will take place on 25-26 February, in Bristol and York simultaneously, and the website will be live streaming from both locations. You can follow the hashtag #nb2014 to join the conversation online. 

The schedule for both days of the symposium is live on the No Boundaries website now.

Themes to be explored

Following an open invitation to find the most compelling topics for the programme, the following have been chosen to stimulate debate on the role of arts and culture in shaping our futures:

  • the creative potential of young people
  • adapting to stay relevant and resilient
  • the shape of our future society
  • the development of place
  • internationalism

New speakers announced

There are currently 36 contributors confirmed for No Boundaries, with recent additions including:

  • Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
  • Nicholas Lovell, Author of The Curve
  • Joy MBoya, Artistic Director of Nairobi’s Godown Centre
  • Ruth Mackenzie, Interim Launch Director of The Space 2.0 and Artistic Director Designate of Holland Festival
  • Dr Benjamin Barber, Political Theorist
  • Kully Thiarai, Director of Cast in Doncaster
  • Sophie Cotterill, Bristol Arts Student

Links and more information

Stay up to date with No Boundaries developments, follow the Arts Council and No Boundaries on Twitter. 

No Boundaries is produced by a consortium of organisations led by Watershed, Bristol.