Inspiring speakers set to explore The Art of Compassion and Imagination, at upcoming conference.

Ignite Imaginations hosts conference which brings together the creative community with inspiring speakers, for a focus on The Art of Compassion and Imagination.

The conference brings together representatives from research, creative, health, voluntary and education sectors to examine how creativity can open up compassion and common understanding for all of us. The aim of the conference is to delve into how this connection between the imagination and compassion can then guide and aid us in exploring social issues and difficult topics as well as reaching out into our communities.


Luisa Golob, CEO of Ignite Imaginations said: “We’re delighted to be bringing together the creative community with inspiring speakers who will share real-life examples and learning from their experiences. There will be a real focus on where creativity, imagination and compassion have played a role in guiding and aiding the exploration of social issues and difficult topics.


The conference takes place on Wednesday, 8th June 2022, at Post Hall Gallery at Sheffield Hallam University and will comprise a series of insightful talks, followed by group discussions and of course, the opportunity to get creative with some participatory art.


The speakers include Mojisola Elufowoju the CEO and Artistic Director of Utopia Theatre, Emma Spencer as Informal Learning Programmer for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Mike Layward the Artistic Director at DASH, Lucy Turner, Early Years Coordinator and Imogen Holmes-Roe, Curator both from Whitworth Gallery, Manchester and SuAndi, Cultural Director Freelance of the National Black Arts Alliance.

The conference feels particularly exciting as an opportunity to bring the creative community together in person. Whilst Ignite Imaginations hosted a successful online conference last year, there is no substitute for bringing people together, in one place to share their experiences.


The conference is on Wednesday, 8th June 2022 from 9:30am, kindly supported by Sheffield City Council, Compassionate Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.


More information and details about how to register for the event are available at Ignite Imaginations.org.uk/conference22