Visiting Artist’s Talk – Marcelo Sanchez-Camus

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk at the University of Leeds we welcome Marcelo Sanchez-Camus.

Marcelo’s practice is developed through sector development of social art practice and other forms of creative social engagement in cultural production. He builds support and exchange systems for communities, creative practitioners, art workers, and scholars working in and invested in cultural democracy. He is Artistic Director of Applied Live Art Studio (ALAS) a social art practice studio and runs Camus Live Art Consulting, providing strategy, evaluation, and corporate design for participatory arts organisations.

He co-founded Social Art Network, a UK wide association of creative professionals dedicated to socially-engaged work. He co-convened the Social Art Summit, the first national UK review of socially engaged practice. He was Lead Artist on Social Art For Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SAFEDI) AHRC fellowship with Manchester Metropolitan University producing research findings around arts access and arts policy. 

Project partners have included Museum of London, Freedom Festival, IN SITU European Outdoor Arts network, Tate London, Artangel and People United. 

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, please email Cesar Cornejo.

Directions to Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 20

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A community takeover event, bringing social inclusion into high street regeneration plans. Stars of Westgate, Gloucester High Street Heritage Action Zone, Cathedral Quarter (2022) Applied Live Art Studio.