Ignite sometimes organise and deliver conferences and similar events to share and develop knowledge related to arts and creativity.
2023's Conference - 'Volunteering, Imagination and Compassion'
In September 2018, we delivered our Imagination and Wellbeing Conference as part of the Festival of the Mind. The conference was the culmination of our Arts Council England funded research project with The University of Sheffield.
A day long event attended by 200 people at Theatre Deli Sheffield, the conference brought together representatives from research, the creative community, health, arts policy, and education to explore how imagination influences our wellbeing. The event included expert speakers, discussion groups and networking and produced connections and knowledge that have led to further partnership work and developments in arts and well-being in Sheffield.
We ran a follow-up Arts & Well-being Conference in May 2021 via Zoom, in which we explored how the arts has influenced our wellbeing in these changing and challenging times.
2018's Conference - 'Imagination and Wellbeing'