Participatory arts in the new paradigm

Participatory arts in the new paradigm

Simon Sharkey from partner The Necessary Space has been having some fascinating conversations with fellow practitioners from across the world. In response, he wrote an essay.   Piloting through Chaos The Covid-19 lexicon reads like a phrase book for a...
Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities

Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities

Mark Robinson blogs about his leadership report for ArtWorks Alliance Partner Creative People and Places.   As trailed at the back end of last year in an Arts Professional article, Creative People and Places have just published Multiplying Leadership in Creative...
Why do research?

Why do research?

I am a visual artist and this autumn I became a PhD student.  In this blog I share my initial experiences and gently encourage you to consider whether formal Research (with a big ‘R’) could take a bigger part in your life and practice. I’ll be covering the...
Participative arts and social value

Participative arts and social value

Dr Rob Watson shares research into social value and the opportunities presented by the 2012 Social Value Act, requiring the public sector to ensure the money it spends on services creates the greatest economic, social and environmental value for local communities....