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Artists and industry leaders to join us for State of the Arts 2012

  • Date: 19 January 2012
  • Area: National
State of the Arts 2012

Artists and key figures from across the arts sector will be joining us at State of the Arts 2012 on Tuesday 14 February. If you cannot attend you can still have your say online on the State of the Arts blog.

Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark, the event will include keynote speeches, panel sessions, a performance and specially commissioned films, all focusing on the artist's role in changing society.

Highlights from the event programme include: Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor speaking to choreographer Arlene Phillips about whether television does great art; and filmed interviews with artists including Jeanette Winterson and Hofesh Shechter by artist film-makers straybird.

Panel sessions discussing themes ranging from 'Artists and international' to 'Artists and fundraising' will feature both artists and industry leaders including: Alex Poots, Director, Manchester International Festival; Tim Etchells, artist; Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre; Dan Thompson, social artist and Artistic Director of Revolutionary Arts; and David Fleming, Director, National Museums Liverpool.

Visit the event page to view the State of the Arts 2012 programme.

Have your say on the State of the Arts blog

A State of the Arts blog, run by Andy Field and Hannah Nicklin, has been set up to offer an online space for open discussion.

Ideas from the blog will be passed to the event speakers and used to inform the content of the State of the Arts conference. On the day, a team of live bloggers will also be posting on the site from the event.

You can also follow live and have your say on Twitter with #sota12.

Audio and video from the event

For those who cannot attend State of the Arts 2012, video and audio content from the conference will also be available online after the event.