When I argued – as I still do – that people benefit from participating in art, it is because of its potential for learning, emancipation and empowerment. Experience changes us. Powerful experiences, such as those that come from creating art with other people, can change us deeply. But that change is something we do for ourselves: it is not done to us
After 50 years of creative invention and achievement, participatory art does not need discovering. It does not need the condescension
With adequate resources and trust participatory art would be in a position to address its weaknesses in professional development. Young
Despite the demand for their work, participatory artists remain second-class citizens in the arts funding system. When a choreographer or
Participatory art receives more public funding today than it did, but that is still a very small proportion of public
In Britain, participatory art is at a tipping point. It will continue to grow, but how that happens will be influenced by choices that lie with public institutions: the Arts Councils in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, art schools and universities, local councils and services.
On Saturday, the postman brought a copy of the Castelvecchi Chronicle, a newspaper of goings on, in and around a fish
The ideas vary in style, duration and resources, from a short workshop to projects lasting several months There’s are lots of nourishing stuff, some you might want to adapt and replicate, some that could just spark new ideas in your own work
Someone asked what plan I’d prepared before the project and there was some surprise when I said that I didn’t have one, just an idea.
The books have arrived, and I’m making 12 parcels of authors’ copies and more for people who’ve helped along the
In the past ten days, I have visited two exceptional community art projects: ACERT in Tondela (Portugal) and Cork Community