ArtWorks Alliance partners meet twice a year in a Forum.

The next Forum meeting will be on 9 June 2020 hosted and chaired by partner Quad in Derby. We’ll have a special focus on digital participation – and will be meeting via Zoom.

Forum meetings are great opportunities for general information and knowledge exchange as well as determining, progressing and reporting on Alliance activities. Everyone always leaves a Forum with at least one new idea or contact to follow up – and often, several!

 ‘It’s fantastic having your work contextualised, feeling you’re not on your own but part of something where there is a shared level understanding. This really supports being able to move things on. And it’s so great being collaborative rather than transactional.’

Check out how you can Join in.

Participating observers are most welcome to attend a Forum meeting to get a better idea of how ArtWorks Alliance Partners work. Contact Mary Schwarz, Secretariat at to find out more.


The last Forum meeting was held on 18 September 2019 in Leeds, hosted and chaired by Heads Together Productions.

Partners held a pre-Forum conference call about participatory arts with Alison Clark, Director of Combined Arts at Arts Council England, shaped the upcoming Gathering for Partners and Associates, discussed the Alliance’s Development Plan and planned the next stages for the ArtWorks Fellowship.



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ArtWorks Cymru Quality Principles

Quality principles for intention, activity and people.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Scotland: Is this the best it can be?

Guidance and toolkit for delivering participatory arts.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland