How to join in…

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Want to connect with others to work collectively and collaboratively in making a greater impact in participatory arts?

Become a member.


Members sign up to the network’s mission, values and working practices, and contribute the time, energy, ideas and expertise they can in the context of mutual respect.


Our mission: better participatory arts

encompassing all art forms, ways of working, settings and purposes


Our values: collaborative and collective

tackling issues best solved by working equitably together as diverse individuals and organisations, enriching impact through joint advocacy and action


Our working practice: networked

sharing information, learning from each other’s experiences and creating new ideas, projects and partnerships that otherwise wouldn’t happen


As a member – whether you’re an individual, organisation or network – you’ll benefit from:

  • sharing and inviting information and support through a dedicated members’ mailing
  • taking part in regular forum meetings and gatherings (virtual for now) for deeper knowledge and practice exchange
  • developing and using network activities and assets
  • profiling your work and that of the network through use of the AWA member logo
  • being listed on the website
  • contributing content to the monthly newsletter and website

Membership is free up to the end of October 2020 and if you’d like to continue as a member after that, it’s on a ‘pay as you can’ basis suggested at £75 (organisations)/£25 (individuals) per year.

Contact Mary Schwarz, Secretariat on  or 07717 097429 for more information or complete the online Joining in form. 

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Toolkits & Guidance


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