IBT17 Assembly

The IBT17 Assembly is a coming together of artists, activists, scholars, curators & audiences exploring the power of art to stand up, stand out. 
Co-curated with Ujima Cultural Collective, Bristol Pride and Live Art UK.


8 Feb 2017, 10am-5pm, Watershed
Live art is an artistic strategy and global tactic dealing with the complex issues of our time. The IBT17 Live Art Symposium poses the question – How can we change the world? Combining professional panels with a curated programme of uncompromising artistic provocations including Gofido ‘Boyzie’ Bantwana, J & J (Jessica Hüber and James Leadbitter), Selina Thompson, Anas Aboura (Migrantpolitan) and Jo Bannon.


Morning Assemblies

Thurs 9 + Fri 10 Feb 2017, 10-11.30am, Arnolfini
In a ‘post Brexit’ and ‘post Truth’ reality, kick start your morning with caffeinated debate. Leading artists, thinkers and activists set provocations and open up conversations between you and others around the breakfast table. From the inspirational to the practical, what does taking a stand look like? Everyone welcome.

Thurs 9 Feb
Produce the Future: Who will take the lead?
Featuring; Melanie Eusebe, Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre, Camille Barton, Social Justice Researcher and Liz Moreton, The Agency at Battersea Arts Centre.

Fri 10 Feb
Welcome to the UK: How do we stay open?
Featuring; Ruth Ibegbuna, Reclaim Project, Carolyn Hassan, Knowle West Media Centre and Nic Green, Artist.


In Conversation


9 Feb 2017, 12.30pm & 5.30pm + 10 Feb 2017, 12.30pm & 5.30pm, Arnolfini
Over informal conversations with artists and producers, hear what drives, inspires and the lessons they have learnt along the way. Including emerging to established practitioners from the festival programme and beyond.

Thurs 9, 12.30-1.30pm
Global Correspondence: Making art across the world

Thurs 9, 5.30-6.30pm
Lone Twin / Forced Entertainment / Action Hero

Fri 10, 12,30 -1.30pm
Cultural Island: How to survive Brexit?

Fri 10, 5.30-6.30pm
Sibylle Peters / Eilidh MacAskill