The Possibility Club

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A CONSPIRACY THEORIST TO WONDER WHY THE ARTS ARE SUFFERING AND WHY SOME PEOPLE WANT US DIVIDED.

In this chat, Richard Freeman talks to Nick Corston.

They talk about ArtConnects, a radical new festival in London – running between 23rd and 24th February 2018 – that brings together schools, parents, politicians, businesses, technologists and the media for 100s of free practical workshops, films and talks.

The festival has one aim, and that is to shout loud the message that creativity belongs in education and needs to be celebrated.

Nick Corston is an engineer by training, but had a long career in marketing before founding STEAM Co. in 2011. It started as a project with two other parents who were dismayed by the government’s policy to reduce children’s access to art, design and technology learning at school.

STEAM Co. is now one of the UK’s leading education social enterprises, reaching communities across the country with pop-up events and workshops on everything from making rockets to large public art projects. Nick is a self-proclaimed loud mouth, with a reputation as a disrupter and an instigator, creating events that challenge the status quo and enable new collaborations.

Useful links:

 

http://www.steamco.org.uk/scokxc/
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/
https://www.mltsfilm.org

 


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