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Making it Work – How can we sustain and develop careers in spoken word?

Fri 29 June


How can we sustain and develop careers in poetry and spoken word?

In many respects the spoken word and poetry scene appears to be thriving but is it actually possible to sustain a career as a spoken word artist and if so, how? When public funding for the arts is dwindling and competition for resources is becoming more and more intense, how can artists sustain a viable living, access development opportunities and maintain integrity doing what they love?

This free Open Space event is your chance to play a part in addressing this challenge, a chance for you – whether you’re an artist, an audience member, a promoter or venue – to help explore how we can build and develop a more sustainable sector for artists.

Unfolding over a series of informal conversations, the agenda will be yours to set. You might want to convene a conversation about something you feel passionately about, or join a conversation kick-started by someone else.

More than just a talking shop, our aim is to get things and people moving.

Book online here


Fri 29 June


Phrased & Confused


The Albany, London
Douglas Way
London, SE8 4AG United Kingdom
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