We are delighted to invite you to attend an online discussion forum hosted by ixia and Beam in collaboration with CVAN

Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Art Sector

Monday 2nd October 2023, 13:00-15:15 (BST).

Free event via Zoom – booking essential


The forum follows the launch of new pieces of research by CVAN, ixia and Beam which underline major issues and development potential within the visual arts and public art sectors for: under-represented artists and producers; emerging artists and producers working in the sector; and the provision of up to date sector support and guidance. 

The forum will be Chaired by Paula Orrell, Director, CVAN – The Contemporary Visual Arts Network – who is leading the 5 year Fair + Equitable programme to institute equity within the visual arts sector in England.

This event will share key findings from the research and invite reflections, responses and sharing of experiences, to build our collective knowledge base. The aim of the session is to help test the research, and build evidence of support for further action that can be taken by ixia, Beam and CVAN and also individual actions we can all take within our own practice and areas of work.  

Speakers include Cecilia Wee (researcher for the CVAN Fair & Equitable Research Report), Bo Olawoye (researcher for the Beam research project, Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Public Art Sector), Katy Beinart & Suzanne Heath (ixia board members) and Elisabeth del Prete (UP projects)

Please read and access the research reports via the Beam website and read more about Fair + Equitable programme in advance of the forum.

Following a series of short presentations we will ask participants to contribute by telling us what resonated for you, what is missing, and what is needed, through facilitated group sessions.

We want to ensure people are heard, and able to contribute to making a change in the sector.

This event will be live captioned. Please contact us if you have particular access needs that you would like to discuss contact@beam.uk.net


Join the conversation online #PublicArtEquity


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