WHAT IF ART REALLY CAN HELP CHANGE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN?
Social Canvas is a public space art and design initiative conceptualized and deployed by British Council, Sri Lanka.
Water shortages, environmental pollution, sustainable development, public well-being and security are all pressing social issues prevailing in our country.
As institutions and individuals, how do we address these issues? How do we get a nation to actively participate in solving these pressing matters? How do we reach audiences through dynamic new mediums that cut through the clutter and get these messages across?
Welcome to Social Canvas; an aesthetic initiative by the British Council in Sri Lanka to use art in public spaces to effect social change.
The initiative aims to create new and sustainable working relationships between creative individuals and the corporate sector by creating public art that addresses social issues in the country.
The first phase of Social Canvas will come to life in the form of three key events.
18th July 2014
The official launch of the project, in the form of a symposium and open dialogue on how art & design can help address social issues in public spaces.
Venue: La Voile Blanche, Mount Lavinia
Time: 7:00 p.m.
19th – 22nd July 2014
A four day workshop headed by Vivien Lovell of Modus Operandi Art Consultants in the UK on creating a series of art installations that each deal with a prevalent social issue in the country.
Venue: Park Street Mews
23rd July 2014
A presentations night to a selected audience for a first look at the results of the workshop.
To find out how you can be involved, write to firstname.lastname@example.org