For several weeks, I’ve been facilitating creative writing workshops in Leicester. The project, commissioned by Writing East Midlands with the
The POLIN Choir is an ambitious and sustained initiative to develop the relationship between a new museum and the community in which it stands.
This week I received the gift of close reading in two reviews, both by people who have worked in this field for decades. As you’d expect, they brought immense knowledge and experience to the task. More importantly, they read with creative engagement, testing my thinking, not to prove it right or wrong, but to understand what it might offer.
Too long; didn’t read? Fair enough: so here’s a quick summary of the ground covered in the book: 80.000 words reduced to about 1,350
A Bao A Qu is a small Catalan organisation, founded in 2004 by friends passionate about sharing their love of cinema,
Valleys Kids shows how close community art and community development can be, especially when work is rooted and sustained. The
Thank you to all the artists, professional and non-professional, who have shared this journey and trusted me with your work.
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.
Participatory art The term participatory art is used in the arts, policy and academia to signify a very wide range
In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, culture stands between participation and community. Those words express the concepts most widely used to describe art made collaboratively by professional and non-professional artists: participatory art and community art.