Early in 2020, Irish National Opera (INO) began work on an unusual community project—a new VR opera, co-created with people from three
How do you judge a work of art? Even asking the question implies a series of judgements and beliefs. The
In March, I posted a question on Twitter about co-creation. What do artists mean by ‘co-creation’? I’m writing about the
The pandemic has caused all sorts of trouble to the Traction project, as it has to everything and everyone, everywhere.
Everyone knows the theatres are closed, along with cinemas, concert halls, museums and galleries. Yesterday, the 2020 Edinburgh Festivals were
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
Valleys Kids shows how close community art and community development can be, especially when work is rooted and sustained. The