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
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
The first day of the symposium on the Social Impact of Music Making that I’m attending in Ghent (Belgium) closed
‘For me It’s an inquiry into an aspect of life that I don’t know about [that] I’m curious about it.
The Lawnmowers are a theatre company run by and for people with learning disabilities. Founded in 1986 by Them Wifies,
Thanks to everyone who has been in touch since the project went live. It’s been great to see the interest
What is community art and where is it going? Whether you call it community art, participatory art or something else