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?
The POLIN Choir is an ambitious and sustained initiative to develop the relationship between a new museum and the community in which it stands.
When I began thinking about this project, several years ago, I was determined to avoid the marshlands of jargon. Participatory
‘We simply want to say we’re all human beings, and we really mean it, when we think: This could
Since 2010, the Baring Foundation has focused on improving older people’s quality of life through opportunities to participate in the arts. The
Why describe participation as a ‘restless’ art? My original reason was simply that the practice of professional artists involving others in
Farnham is a handsome market town in Surrey, an ancient place with a castle, Roman roads and hill forts. It
Participatory art is normally spoken about in terms of how people are changed by being involved. There are problems (at
‘That’s a bad idea.’ It was months ago and I don’t remember now who told me about a proposed dance project
Time is an important factor in differentiating in participatory and community art. The shorter the project, the less potential for