We are organisations with strategic interests in participatory arts, including community arts, socially-engaged arts, voluntary arts,and arts in education and learning. We come together as ArtWorks Alliance to help participatory arts in the UK become better.Read More
• Second-tier participatory arts organisations
• Higher and further education, trainers
• Researchers, policy-makers
• Arts organisations
• Organisations in social justice, education, health
• Anyone influencing or influenced by participatory arts.
We are a group of organisations with a passion for participatory arts and an understanding that working together to strengthen support for those working in the field will bring benefits for everyone involved.
Coming together as ArtWorks Alliance enables us to do more - more swiftly - to develop participatory arts than we can achieve individually. We can support better both the organisations delivering participatory arts and the artists working in the field, leading to higher quality experiences for participants.
ArtWorks Alliance is seed-funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with additional project funding from Creative Scotland.
Its predecessor - ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings - was a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative with funding and support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity, Culture & Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.
ArtWorks Alliance and its members have created a huge library of research materials and reports - that will be available to you here very soon. In the meantime, take a look at our Knowledge Bank to download the latest reports published by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation at the conclusion of the ArtWorks Special Initiative.