Knowledge Bank

Here in the Knowledge Bank we’ve got a wide range of research, evaluations and reports, toolkits and guidance, case studies and videos for easy access… and we add new resources on a regular basis. Search by topic or author – or just explore by type.

The archive from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks programme can be found here too.

Publications listed in ArtWorks: A Call to Action and ArtWorks: Reflections on Developing Practice in Participatory Settings are all included.

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ArtWorks: A Call to Action

How we can collectively strengthen practice in participatory settings.

Author: ArtWorks

ArtWorks Alliance Gathering January 2020 report

AWA Gathering January 2020 report

Author: ArtWorks Alliance

ArtWorks Alliance Bibliography

Bibliography of resources in the AWA Knowledge Bank.

Author: ArtWorks Alliance

ArtWorks Alliance A business plan for action, 2017-2020 Summary

Summary of the Alliance's vision, aim, values, objectives and activities.

Author: ArtWorks Alliance

ArtWorks Cymru Conference 2016 – Provocations on Quality

Two provocations on quality.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru Quality Principles

Quality principles for intention, activity and people.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru

Developing practice in participatory settings website.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

Knowledge Zone: Conference 2016

Videos from the 2016 ArtWorks Cymru conference.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru 2015-2017 Evaluation Report

Evaluation of two year partnership programme.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

Evaluation of Cross Arts Professional Development Programme

Evaluation of cross arts professional development weekends.

Author: ArtWorks London

Evaluation of Clean Break Open Lab Development Programme

Evaluation of Clean Break Theatre Company Open Lab.

Author: ArtWorks London

Older People’s Arts Network (OPAN) Case Studies

Case studies of organisations working with older people.

Author: ArtWorks London

HE Open Lab Evaluation Report

Evaluation of postgraduate students' experiences of an Open Lab.

Author: ArtWorks London

ArtWorks Navigator: Good Practice Gets Better

ArtWorks Navigator pathfinder plan 2013 to 2014.

Author: ArtWorks Navigator

Bibliography: Artists Working in Participatory Settings

Lists a range of relevant resources.

Author: ArtWorks Navigator

Artist profiles

Profiles of six artists working in participatory settings.

Author: ArtWorks North East

ArtWorks-U

Developing practice in participatory settings website.

Author: ArtWorks North East

Quality Perspectives: Artists and Partners

Infographic showing artists' and partners' views on quality factors.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

Artists in participatory settings: 8 out of 10 prefer…

Infographic showing artists' views about their work in participatory settings.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

Eric Booth interview

Conversation with a leading arts education consultant and adviser.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland: Is this the best it can be?

Guidance and toolkit for delivering participatory arts.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Summary video from a Tim Rollins and K.O.S. led seminar.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland: Artists and teachers resource

Policy, research, networks and funding information for artists and teachers.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

Artists and teachers resource: case studies

Artists and teachers talking about embedding creativity in schools.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland: Voices from NYC

How ArtWorks Scotland research relates to the contexts of key NYC arts figures and organisations.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

Mutual Curiosity: a look at participatory practice in Scotland

Film giving voice to project artists and participants.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland: Pilot Projects

Projects in further and higher education to raise practice profile and model student placements.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

Is this the best it can be? Case studies

Case studies accompanying the ArtWorks Scotland quality toolkit.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland

ArtWorks Scotland: Placements in Practice

Website providing guidance on arts-based work placements.

Author: ArtWorks Scotland and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Creative People and Places Digital Engagement and Opportunities

Use of digital tools & technologies.

Author: Audience Agency

B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

Embedding participatory practice in the curriculum.

Author: B Arts

ArtWorks London Age Gap Symposium

Report on supporting artists' participatory practice with older people symposium.

Author: Helen Ball and Ginevra Jacobucci

Community Out of Bounds – Arts and Communities

An artist-led peer education programme.

Author: Jonathan Baxter and Margaret Stewart

Moveable Feast

Learning from an apprenticeship mentoring and placement project.

Author: Rose Barnecut

Insights for employers, commissioners and funders in facilitating quality impacts through participatory arts

Creating the conditions for quality participatory arts work.

Author: Rachel Blanche

Developing a Foundation for Quality Guidance

Providing a foundation for a quality framework for participatory arts.

Author: Rachel Blanche

What Do You Need?

Learning approaches for artists working in participatory settings.

Author: Dr Susanne Burns

ArtWorks: Partnership, collaboration and communities of practice Working Paper 10

The impact of collaborative working across and within pathfinders.

Author: Dr Susanne Burns

ArtWorks: Reflections on Developing Practice in Participatory Settings

Overview of learning from the PHF ArtWorks Special Initiative.

Author: Dr Susanne Burns

ArtWorks: A view from funders

How funders can support project embedded artists' training and CPD and quality practice.

Author: Dr Susanne Burns

Supporting the Self-employed Artist as Citizen

Learning from the USA and Australia about entrepreneurial solutions to support artists working in participatory settings.

Author: Dr Susanne Burns

Reprising The Conversation

PHF ArtWorks 2013 Conference and development awards report.

Author: Dr Susanne Burns and Tamsin Cox

Peer Artist Learning project report

Focused conversations project providing insights for future training.

Author: Dave Camlin

Delivering Participatory Theatre During Social Distancing: What’s Working?

How participatory theatre is responding to COVID-19 and adopting different models of socially distanced practice.

Author: Collective Encounters

Skillset Research and Gap Analysis for Artists Working in Participatory Settings: Phase 1 Report

Artists' required skills, existing support provision and recommendations.

Author: Consilium Research & Consultancy

Skillset Research and Gap Analysis for Artists Working in Participatory Settings: Phase 2 Final Report

Artists' required skills, existing support provision and recommendations.

Author: Consilium Research & Consultancy

Mapping the terrain

Audit of further and higher education programme provision.

Author: Consilium Research & Consultancy

ArtWorks Development Awards Evaluation

Projects taking forward ideas from the Changing the Conversation 2013 PHF ArtWorks conference.

Author: Tamsin Cox

Community arts toolkit

Best practice guide to community arts projects in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Author: Creative New Zealand

People Place Power conference

Conference films and reflections.

Author: Creative People and Places

ITAC 3: Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts

Reflections from the third International Teaching Artists Conference.

Author: Creative Scotland

Changing the Conversation Provocation 3

The contingent nature of arts practice in participatory settings.

Author: Anna Cultler

ArtWorks London Case Studies

Examples of arts organisations' training and development programmes.

Author: Sarah B Davies

ArtWorks Scotland Learning from the Peer to Peer Networks

First research report on Peer to Peer Networks.

Author: Dr Fiona Dean

ArtWorks Scotland Student Placements in Prison Learning Centres

A research report on student placements in prison learning centres.

Author: Dr Fiona Dean

ArtWorks Scotland Student Placements in Prison Learning Centres Appendix

Images of work created during the placements.

Author: Dr Fiona Dean

ArtWorks Scotland Revisiting Learning from the Peer to Peer Networks

Second research report on Peer to Peer Networks.

Author: Dr Fiona Dean

Codes of practice mapping examples for participatory arts

Maps relevant codes of practice.

Author: Kathryn Deane

ArtWorks code of practice

A common code of practice for participatory artists.

Author: Kathryn Deane

ArtWorks Evaluation Survey of Artists

Findings from over 1,000 respondents across artforms and career stages.

Author: dha

ArtWorks Evaluation Interviews with Artists

Artist interviews complementing the PHF ArtWorks Survey of Artists.

Author: dha

ArtWorks Development Grants, Year 2 Evaluation

Projects funded to explore how artists can be supported in developing their practice.

Author: dha

ArtWorks Alliance: Reflections & evaluation

Fndings from interviews undertaken by DHA.

Author: DHA

ArtWorks Legacy Funded Projects Evaluation Report

Analyses of seven projects over two years of activity.

Author: DHA

ArtWorks Legacy Funded Projects Evaluation – Executive Summary

Summary of ArtWorks Legacy Funded Projects Evaluation.

Author: DHA

ArtWorks Evaluation Literature Review

Literature reviews and annotated bibliographies.

Author: dha & the Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester

ArtWorks Evaluation Interim Report

Evaluation of the first year of the PHF ArtWorks Special Initiative.

Author: dha & the Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester

ArtWorks Evaluation Final Report

Mapping, analysis, achievements and findings of the PHF ArtWorks special initiative

Author: dha & the Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester

ArtWorks Evaluation Final Report: Executive Summary

Mapping, analysis, achievements and findings of the PHF ArtWorks special initiative.

Author: dha & the Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester

University of Hull – Associate Artists

Exploring artist-university links and a model of CPD.

Author: Dr Sarah Jane Dickenson and Dr Colette Conroy

Tuning Document: Participatory Art Practice in Europe

Graduate profile of a participatory artist.

Author: European Academy of Participation

ArtWorks Cymru and Welsh National Opera

Action research in Wales identifying appropriate development support.

Author: Emma Flatley and Rhian Hutchings

Creative Retreat

Reflecting on and developing practice through collaborative enquiry.

Author: Lindsey Fryer

Artists and mental health: a conversation that needs to get louder

Mental illness and wellness in the arts.

Author: Alistair Gentry

Creative Practitioners Training Programme

Training programme for artists working in schools.

Author: Paul Gorman

The ArtWorks ‘Golden Thread’

A continuum approach to artists' training and CPD.

Author: Sean Gregory

WELL

Learning from a peer artist learning project.

Author: Ashleigh Griffith

Artist Pathways and Student Careers

Developing a career in participatory arts.

Author: Judith Hills

Development of CPD by the cultural sector and HEIs

Learning from a pilot series of accredited and non-accredited short courses.

Author: Judith Hills

SNAP PRACTICE

Learning from enquiry days with artists, employers and commissioners.

Author: Sophie Hunter

ArtWorks Cymru Conference Evaluation Report

Report on the ArtWorks Cymru conference held in April 2014.

Author: Rhian Hutchings

Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference

Conference presentation videos.

Author: ITAC

ArtWorks London Evaluation of AND Seminar and ICA Salons

Evaluation of two CPD formats.

Author: Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd

Older and Wiser and Reflective Learning Group Evaluation Report

Evaluation of participants' experiences of CPD in working with older people.

Author: Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd

ArtWorks Cymru Evaluation Report

Evaluation of the ArtWorks Cymru pathfinder partnership.

Author: Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd

Evaluation Report for ICA’s Koki Tanaka Project

Evaluation of gallery based participatory project.

Author: Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd

Evaluation Report for the Open School East Mentoring

Evaluation of mentoring support.

Author: Annabel Jackson Associates Ltd

Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art: The British Community Arts Movement

The story of the UK community arts movement.

Author: edited by Alison Jeffers and Gerri Moriarty

Trinity Laban Older People’s Arts Network (OPAN) CPD project

Evaluation of CPD project for artists working with older people.

Author: Veronica Jobbins and Kate Atkinson

Tell Me More

The current state of play for artists from different cultural backgrounds.

Author: Alexis K Johnson

Navigating art in participatory settings – issues for artists and employers

How employers can hire quality practitioners.

Author: Johnstone, Salamon, Leatherdale, Killick and Deane

ArtWorks: Learning from the Research Working Paper 1

The benefits of better joined-up working and training congruent with practice.

Author: Sue Kay

In search of cultural democracy

Response to 'Arts for All'.

Author: Owen Kelly

ArtWorks London Pilot Year Report Executive Summary

ArtWorks London activity and learning from the pilot year.

Author: Sophie Leighton-Kelly

ArtWorks London Pilot Year Artists Follow Up Survey Report

Six month follow up CPD impact survey.

Author: Sophie Leighton-Kelly

ArtWorks London Laboratories 2011-12 Research Evaluation Report

Review of the Lab model for artists' CPD.

Author: Sophie Leighton-Kelly

ArtWorks London Connecting Conversations 2011-2012 Research Evaluation Report

Review of the Connecting Conversations CPD strand.

Author: Sophie Leighton-Kelly

ArtWorks London Laboratories Autumn 2012 Research Evaluation Report

Review of three Lab models for CPD.

Author: Sophie Leighton-Kelly

Audit of Practice “Arts in Participatory Settings”

The what, why and how of arts in participatory settings.

Author: Toby Lowe

Critical Conversations – Artists’ reflections on quality in participatory arts practice

Report and analysis on the Critical Conversations series of discussion events in which artists were supported to reflect critically on their practice.

Author: Toby Lowe

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

What works when commissioning socially engaged art.

Author: Elizabeth Lynch and Miriam Nelken

A Restless Art

A book about participatory art and its more radical predecessor, community art.

Author: François Matarasso

Academics’ perceptions of arts work in participatory settings

Views on participatory practice and higher education provision.

Author: Caroline Mitchell, Sheila Spencer, Alex Lockwood

HE Open Lab Reflective Report

Reflections by the facilitator of an Open Lab event.

Author: Gerri Moriarty

Changing The Conversation Provocation 1

Cross-sector collaboration is needed to support participatory artists.

Author: Professor Helen Nicholson

ArtWorks Scotland Evaluation Report

Report on the ArtWorks Scotland programme 2011-14.

Author: Hilary Nicoll

National Occupational Standards for Dance Leadership – employing dancers

Guide for organisations, employers and providers.

Author: People Dancing

Old People’s Dance Activities – the first UK survey

A snapshot of current practice in older people’s dance.

Author: People Dancing

Proof of the Pudding

Participatory arts evidence toolkit for artists

Author: People Dancing and ArtWorks Alliance

ArtWorks North East Focus Groups – summary of findings

Summary of focus group questions, notes and conclusions.

Author: Alex Pheby

Enhancing arts and culture in the criminal justice system: A partnership approach

Guide to working in criminal justice settings.

Author: Jessica Plant and Dora Dixon et al

Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities

Leadership approaches in the CPP network.

Author: Mark Robinson

ArtWorks: Understanding Participants’ Views Working Paper 6

Participants’ perspectives on quality and excellence.

Author: Esther Salamon

ArtWorks: Qualifications, Codes of Practice and Standards Working Paper 7

How standards, codes and qualifications can impact on practice and careers.

Author: Esther Salamon

ArtWorks: Training and Development Providers and Opportunities Working Paper 5

Providers and provision, current and potential.

Author: Mary Schwarz

ArtWorks: Arts Practice in Participatory Settings Working Paper 2

Participatory arts as a range of practices.

Author: Mary Schwarz

ArtWorks: Quality – because we all want to do better Working Paper 8

Quality issues and the continuous quality improvement cycle.

Author: Mary Schwarz

More mince, less sausage: making art that doesn’t look like art

The difference between a conventional 'sausage' artist and 'mince' artist.

Author: Rosalie Schweiker

Reflectors: Experiences of co-mentoring within dance and disability

Reflections by participants in a co-mentoring programme.

Author: Sarah Scott

ArtWorks Cymru Artist Case Study Report

Interviews with experienced participatory artists.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks: Understanding Demand Working Paper 9

Perspectives from different artist employer types.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru Participant Consultation Report

Findings from consultations with project participants.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru Artist on-line survey report

Findings from a survey of artists involved in participatory arts projects across Wales.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru Artist Consultation Report

Findings from consulations with artists about their participatory practice.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru Creating Organisations Survey Report

Findings from a survey of organisations creating projects with participatory artists.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru Buying Organisations Survey Report

Findings from a survey of organisations buying in participatory arts projects.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts training audit

An assessment of formal and informal training opportunities.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru Community Music Wales Learning Group

Exploring Welsh language practice.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Company 5’ Learning Group

Exploring the theme of transformation.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Blooming Voices’ Learning Group

Exploring the theme of context.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Scheherazade’ Learning Group Report

Exploring the theme of collaboration.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Made by Hand’ Learning Group Report

Exploring the theme of ownership.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

Art Works Cymru in collaboration with ArtWorks London: Participant survey report

Project quality factors from participants' perspectives.

Author: Eleanor Sellers

Fields of Vision. Other voices, rural places, global stories

Explores the plurality of the concepts of rural, identity, territory and culture

Author: Vassilka Shishkova

Higher education institutions in London and artists working in participatory settings: Case studies

An overview of some higher education course and module provision.

Author: Amanda Smethurst

Persistent Encounter

Think piece about social capital.

Author: Karen Smith

Training the Community Musician

Evaluation and summary report.

Author: Sound Sense et al

Between Worlds: Entelechy Open Lab

Report on a multi-sensory CPD event.

Author: Rebecca Swift

Changing the Conversation Provocation 2

A challenge to scale up and drive up demand for participatory arts.

Author: Pauline Tambling

ArtWorks: Artists testing professional development methodologies Working Paper 3

The nature of, and need for, effective artists' training and CPD.

Author: Barbara Taylor

ArtWorks: Artist Consultations Working Paper 4

Findings from across PHF ArtWorks Pathfinders' consultations with artists.

Author: Barbara Taylor

International Next Practice Review

Strategic overview of practice and training in international contexts.

Author: Chrissie Tiller

Power Up

Explores the complexities and challenges of sharing power.

Author: Chrissie Tiller

ArtWorks Symposium, Northern Ireland

Report on a day long event exploring participatory practice in Northern Ireland.

Author: Sarah Tuck and Caragh O’Donnell

Shared decision-making

Practical resource for involving local people in decision-making.

Author: Louise White

Addressing the Dynamic

Enquiry-based research into the relationship between project managers and artists.

Author: Hannah Wilmot

The World Cities Culture Report 2018

Innovative cultural programmes and policies.

Author: World Cities Culture Forum

The Sound of the Next Generation: A comprehensive review of children and young people’s relationship with music

Insights into young people and music-making

Author: Youth Music and Ipsos MORI