A guest post by Stella Duffy, theatre maker, novelist and Fun Palaces champion Joan was a working class actor and
I’ve often heard that high artistic standards are unattainable, or even unimportant in socially engaged work. Nothing could be further
‘If art isn’t about people and humanity, then what is it about?’ Hazel Tilley BBC Newsnight The annual Turner Prize,
Is participatory art essentially about artists creating work from the raw material of other people’s life experience? That seems to
The crisis in Greece has slipped from the front pages as others, even more urgent, force themselves on Europe’s consciousness.
The remarkable comes in all shapes and sizes. Last week it was an inspired performance of Mozart by prison inmates.
The old carpentry workshop looks like something from Piranesi’s Carceri, which seems appropriate since it’s in the Youth Prison of
Integrate life and work and friendship. Don’t tie yourself to institutions. Live cheaply and you’ll remain free. And then, do
Two or three years ago, I began to hear about some of the participatory arts projects happening in Portugal and
My talk at last week’s SIMM-posium in Ghent was an opportunity to share some concerns about widely held assumptions in the