Making Waves - Outdoor Arts conferenceMaking Waves: Critical Mass 2017
The National Outdoor Arts Conference

Dates: Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 November 2017
Location: The Stables, Milton Keynes

ISAN is very pleased to bring you the 2017 edition of Critical Mass: the National Outdoor Arts Conference, an essential meeting point for everyone involved in Outdoor Arts in the UK and Ireland, from artists, companies, technicians and producers to local authorities, agencies, venues and funding bodies.

Working in partnership with The Stables, Festive Road, DestinationMK and with the generous support of Milton Keynes Council, over two days, attendees will look at why they do what they do, who they do it for and how they can do it better; they’ll exchange practical knowledge, experience and news; they’ll take stock of recent developments and make plans for the future. And it'll be networking central.

There will be presentations from inspiring speakers, knowledge sharing, artists' pitches, the Outdoor Arts marketplace, mentoring and troubleshooting – and an evening dinner party hosted by Festive Road in their exciting cycle-filled creation space.

ISAN have aimed to keep the ticket prices affordable, with substantial discounts for ISAN Members - and to encourage new people to join, they're offering 25 subsidised 'Fresh Faces' places for first-time attendees.

Your ticket includes registration, arrival pack, two days of conference packed with speakers, experts, discussion and debate, access to reduced accommodation, transport between MK station, hotels and venues, the marketplace, two lunches at the Stables, one dinner with a drink and entertainment at Festive Road and tea, coffees and snacks throughout.

Registration will open at The Stables on Monday 27 November at 10:00am, with the first event starting at 11:00am; coach transfers from Milton Keynes Central Station will run from 9:30am. On Tuesday 28 November, the conference will be winding down at 4:30pm, with a bar running until about 7:00pm.

Making Waves Ticket Prices

Speedy Special: until 30 Sep
ISAN Members: £140
Non-Members: £210

Regular Rate: available 1 Oct - 22 Nov
ISAN Members: £180
Non-Members: £250

Book your place on the ISAN website.
(all prices include VAT and booking fee)

ISAN Members will be mailed a password to access the member rates

Fresh Faces: apply by 20 Sep
Subsidised places for first-time attendees: £65

Apply for a Fresh Faces subsidised place on the ISAN website.
(It's a simple form and you'll need someone to support your application)