Social Works? Get-Together

For The Love of Labour


For The Love of Labour

Tuesday 13th November 2018, 2-6pm
Primary, Nottingham

A Day of Preparing, Cooking, Cooperating & Organising

This is a unique dinner invitation, to the lone worker, to share a place at the table. 

What does the Culture of Work in Social Practice say about how we value each other and the Labour performed - paid, unpaid and emotional?

A day to lay the table with transparency, re-imagine how we’d like to live, work, grow, overcome struggle and co-inhabit the culture of work. We’re lining up some inventive ways of playing and working with our food, to explore individual experiences and shared working conditions and lay our questions out on the worktops. During the day we’ll be playing with materials, rearranging our food into more palatable structures and writing our own recipe/s for the future.

On The Menu/Things to Digest & Transform

  • Modes of Labour: Paid, Unpaid, Emotional
  • The difference between informal networks for support and workable structures
  • Conditions required for Social Practice & how to align Work Culture with capacity, care and growth

During the day we’ll prepare a meal together and consider our conditions for work and share experience whilst sharing in our collective labour and consuming the prepared meal. We’ll look at working conditions in the field of socially engaged practice – including negotiating contracts, getting appropriate support from organisations, isolation, precarity, unpaid labour and emotional labour. Connected to these structural questions are wider questions about care – and how to create the conditions needed to continue working as an artist in this field, and for this field to be accessible to a diverse range of artists. Through this get-together we’ll aim to nourish ourselves and nourish the future of the relationships in the room and beyond; and to generate collective tools for change.


This event is free and food wil be provided.

There are limited spaces. Please respond to this call-out by filling in the simple Expression of Interest form. We encourgae involvement from all genders, LGBTQIA+ and POC in this get-together.

5th November: Deadline for Expression of Interest

Participants will be selected based on: bringing together a diverse set of people and experiences; how the event will benefit their practice; and how it will help to reduce isolation in the field.

Primary, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham NG7 1NU
+44 115 924 4493 

Parking/ How to Get here

The event will take place on the ground floor of Primary, which has level access. There is parking available and guide dogs are permitted. The building does not have an accessible toilet or a lift and there is no hearing induction loop. Please contact us if you have any questions about access.

Contact Us: [email protected]

The Organisers
Priya Mistry, Multidisiplinary Artist, Social Practioner, Project Manager

Rebecca Beinart, Artist & Engagement Curator /

Gina Mollett, Arts Facilitator

There are bursaries availbale to support participants to attend this event. If you would like to apply for a bursary please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • How much you require (up to £50)
  • 100 words about why the bursary would benefit you and how you would use it

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