Conference Information

Sorry this event has been cancelled

The Wolves in Wolves wolves.

One day conference about Public Art Trails

Going it Alone (with others): Partnership for Success

Date and Time: Tuesday 27th March, 9am to 6pm
Venue: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE
Tickets: £30 Early Bird. Increasing to £50 after January 31st 2018

A practical conference, inspired by the Wolves in Wolves Trail (Wolverhampton 2017).

The conference will discuss how to avoid high costs when producing an arts trail in your own town or city, ensuring you achieve maximum local impact, high engagement levels and maintain high artistic quality.

Wolves in Wolves was delivered through an innovative partnership between Outside Centre (local charity), Wolverhampton BID, City of Wolverhampton Council, artists and up to 20 sponsors including some with international links.

The 30 wolf sculptures attracted over 100,000 people into the city centre, an income boost of £2 Million and increased footfall to city centre venues by as much as 50%.


  • What went right! What went wrong! Where to source content and how much does it really cost?
  • The core problems of how a ‘partnership can work or fail’. How much does a charity actually get! Legal Aspects. Maintaining control. Artists Concerns.
  • Finance - how much and where it all went?
  • Art or Object or Animal or...this conference will help you create an ART TRAIL. Making it a Reality at a Realistic Cost.

Given the serious financial issues - local authorities, businesses, charities, art organisations are facing, it is becoming increasingly expensive to link with high-cost national ‘trail providers’. We are entering a new era of financial reality making it almost impossible for many local authorities, arts organisations and individual artists to even consider such a trail. This conference shows how to deliver a trail (of any kind) whilst also maintaining quality through innovative partnerships and in a way that even the most financially strained local authority / organisation can achieve.

Bringing together a number of organisations, key individuals and partners from Wolves in Wolves and the Moor Otters from Dartmoor, plus many more.

The day offers a guide on costs, what to do and what not to do. How best to aim high and deliver quality without going to high-cost national organisations or providers.

Here you can book your ticket.

This event is organised by Outside Centre.

Further information

To find out more contact Wolves in Wolves Project Manager, Jagtar Singh:
Telephone: 01902 550357 | Email:

Posted on 24 January 2018