Lincolnshire One Venues Young People’s Conference – Book Your Place Now!

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What’s It All About?
In April 2012, Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation embarked on a collaborative project that aims to engage young people aged 12 to 25 from Lincolnshire within the 10 venues.

The programme seeks to provide young people with access to the widest possible range of opportunities to see, participate in, and engage with the arts. LOV are listening to the interests and aspirations of young people and working in partnership with them in order to deepen their engagement and increase their influence on the venues as consumers, critics, programmers, aspiring artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The one-day conference is the first phase of a broader project focusing on sharing the learning, journeys, stories and inspiration from the LOV Young People’s programme so far along with guest speaker case studies from across the Arts sector focusing on three central themes – Developing Skills, Creating and Commissioning & Empowering Young People as Leaders.

The LOV conference has been organised specifically for organisations and practitioners working directly with young people from across the East Midlands region both within and external to the arts and culture sector.

We want to create a space for open, honest and frank conversation, discussion and debate where we can not only celebrate success but also drill down into aspects of projects and programmes that haven’t worked and why – whilst also exploring the ‘discovery’ elements of projects and programmes; the lightbulb moments that were completely unexpected, but might have changed the course of a project or made a significant impact on the overall outcomes.

Who’s There?
Conference Chair and Keynote Speaker
Piotr Bienkowski, Director, Culture-Heritage-Museums

Conference Panel
Regis Cochefert, Arts Programme Manager, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Susie MacDonald, Director, Tender
Jan Sharkey-Dodds, Head of Young People’s Work, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Guest Speakers/ Workshop Case Studies
Shaun Curtis, Young People’s Programme Curator, Tate Modern & Tate Britain
Vicky Biles, General Manager, York Theatre Royal
Rob Pitman, Arts Service Manager, CfBT Lincolnshire

& Lincolnshire One Venues Managers and Project Team

Download the Full Conference ProgrammeDownload the Full Conference Programme

How Do I Book?
To book your place at the conference and to register for one of the afternoon workshops, please book online at

or contact Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894 open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday or via e-mail

The LOV Young People’s conference is a free event, but we are asking all delegates to contribute £5.00 towards the cost of lunch and refreshments.


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