A couple of days ago, I gave a lecture about art in criminal justice contexts. It’s not a field in
When I was a young and earnest community artist, I bridled at the word fun. The art we made wasn’t
In the course of working on A Restless Art, I’ve met many people from what I think of as the
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
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
The books have arrived, and I’m making 12 parcels of authors’ copies and more for people who’ve helped along the
The Portuguese edition of A Restless Art will be published on 9 May 2019, and we are making final corrections
It’s messy, difficult, compromised—but at its best community art can be joyously emancipatory. It shows us that we will only find pathways to a better place if we work together. We need each other. And we need to keep asking questions we can’t answer.
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