Canterbury Arts Conference 2018

Canterbury Arts Conference 2018

11 Jul 09:00 - 13 Jul 16:00 - Canterbury
Canterbury Baptist Church


The Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon) is annual conference for the arts in historic Canterbury, England.

The theme for 2018 is "Moving Art".

Let’s look at this theme from as many perspectives as possible:

How do you physically move art? Where do you move it to? Why would you want to move it? Is art moveable?

Perhaps we are looking at art that does not stay still. This could mean something as simple as a windchime, a mobile or a dreamweaver, or as complex as kinetic art or animation or a motion picture. Do you have to follow it where it goes (e.g. fireworks, the Northern Lights)?

By not remaining stationary, does it mean that art drives people into movement and/or action? Can art motivate people to do or change something, or can it mobilise a new movement?

Maybe we can look at how art itself has “moved” over the years, in different countries/cultures/contexts… does art go forward or backwards? How has art progressed, or does it even need to? Is it time to change the position of how art is viewed in society, or how art plays a role in society?

Finally, how does art make you feel? Can it be used to arouse emotions, to affect or occupy your thoughts?

CArtsCon 2018 will take place at the Canterbury Baptist Church and Warnborough College.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a high-speed train service on South Eastern which departs 12 minutes past every hour from St Pancras Station in London. The journey takes only 55 minutes to Canterbury West. You can also catch the high-speed train from Stratford International. Slower trains (90 minutes+) depart from Charing Cross Station, Waterloo East, and London Bridge to Canterbury West. Trains from London Victoria and Bromley South will arrive at Canterbury East. Bus lovers can take the National Express service from London Victoria Coach Station. There is Council parking around the venues.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Or call 01227 762 107 for more information.

What's the refund policy?
Refunds will not be made if you cancel with less than 7 days' notice.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can. This is important because all participants can choose to receive a certificate of participation. The name that we have on the registration is important.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes. If you can't make it, you can nominate someone else to go in your place. Just let us know.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Only if you inform us beforehand.

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