Following the success of The Art of With seminar in June this year we are presenting The Art of With 2 on 23rd November this year. The Art of With featured essays from Charles Leadbeater and Tom Fleming plus input from a number of other interesting speakers. A report from the day in available on our website. The Art of With 2 is taking the ‘open’ theme an developing the discussion around ‘participation’ . To get the programme underway we have published an essay from New York based curator Michael Connor. A Manual for the 21st Century Gatekeeper looks at the role of organisations and curators as ‘gatekeepers’ in the current and future landscape. Please check our website for more information and follow the link to the wiki site if you want to comment directly on Michael’s essay.