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The main guest of our MINI-ICAF will be the renowned Community Arts expert François Matarasso. In the morning, he will present a keynote speech on the power of community art in the light of the recent uprisings in British cities.

François Matarasso is a writer, researcher and consultant with 25 years’ experience in community-based arts development. He specialises in practice-led research, especially on the impact of culture, and in organisational support across the cultural sector. He has worked for international agencies, national and local governments, foundations and cultural organisations in some 30 countries. His work has been widely published and translated.

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