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
Download Uma Arte Irrequieta, Reflexões sobre o triunfo e importância da prática participativa It is not an accident that A
The Portuguese edition of A Restless Art will be published by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian this week, with events in
For the past three months, I’ve been following a Museums Association initiative called Partnerships with Purpose. It builds on 10 years of
Someone asked me yesterday what I was doing now that the book was finished. ‘Resting,’ I replied, and then, since
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.
By what right does an artist set out to produce even the conditions of change in others? And what responsibilities does she have towards those who may be put in the path of change, without being fully aware of that possibility or its effects?
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.