- Date: 7 February 2012
- Area: National
If you can't make it to next week's State of the Arts conference in Salford, you need not miss out as you can watch and have your say online.
If you're unable to attend the conference, you can still take part via Twitter using #sota12 or comment via the State of the Arts blog. Video and audio from the event will be available online from Friday 17 February.
The conference's morning plenary session will be live streamed from the event between 9.30am and 11am on 14 February at artscouncil.org.uk/sota12.
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The State of the Arts blog, curated by Hannah Nicklin and Andy Field already contains some thought provoking posts around the event themes.
You can follow the blog during the event next Tuesday, when our team of live bloggers will be posting their thoughts on every discussion taking place, but we also want to hear from you now. Post your thoughts and comments on the blog and we will pass them to the event chairs, who will use your ideas to shape discussion on the day.
Discussions at State of the Arts will focus around the artist's role in society with topics ranging from Artists and the imagination to Artists and fundraising. Visit the State of the Arts page for a full list of themes.
The Guardian's Mark Brown (of the Culture Cuts blog) and the Culture Professionals network will also be live blogging from the event, and we have also invited university students to make short films exploring some of the conference themes.
To top it all off videos and podcasts from all the State of the Arts sessions will be available online after the event.
For more information about State of the Arts and to see a full programme and list of speakers, visit the event page.