A few days ago, I happened to see a media article from a senior cultural figure in which they wrote … More
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The difference between a professional and a non-professional artist – A Postscript
The other big difference for WBOS is that they are enacting a production created by others – by professionals. They … More
What participatory art does not need
After 50 years of creative invention and achievement, participatory art does not need discovering. It does not need the condescension … More
What participatory art needs: Professional development
With adequate resources and trust participatory art would be in a position to address its weaknesses in professional development. Young … More
What participatory art needs: Resources
Participatory art receives more public funding today than it did, but that is still a very small proportion of public … More
What participatory art needs
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.
The POLIN Choir is an ambitious and sustained initiative to develop the relationship between a new museum and the community in which it stands.
Valleys Kids shows how close community art and community development can be, especially when work is rooted and sustained. The … More
Understanding participatory and community art (Part 3)
Community art is the creation of art as a human right, by professional and non-professional artists, co-operating as equals, for purposes and to standards they set together, and whose processes, products and outcomes cannot be known in advance.
Understanding participatory and community art (Part 2)
Participatory art The term participatory art is used in the arts, policy and academia to signify a very wide range … More