Citizens for Change, Leeds – exploring the relationship between the artist and activist #1

For the last year, I’ve been working on a project that is helping me explore the relationship between being an artist and being a social activist. I’m interested in understanding the drives, processes, outcomes, what is in common and what not. And how I might fit into such a framework.

The project is entitled Citizens for Change, Leeds and on the face of it, it was about working with community activists who’re campaigning on positive social change in their neighbourhoods in Leeds. But at the same time it was an action-research project for me to develop my practice.

I’m currently working with Daniel Mutibwa of University of Leeds to reflect on how the programme went and what was learnt through it (through Leeds Acts Seed-Corn funding. In our discussions so far the key words that keep coming up are ‘relationships’ and ‘communication’.

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Writing from a campaign to challenge the negative media stereotypes of people on benefits from the New Wortley Recoil Group.

Image credit: New Wortley Recoil / Sarah Spanton

 

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Sarah Spanton is director of arts organisation Waymarking - www.waymarking.org.uk
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