The role of digital engagement in place-based projects

The role of digital engagement in place-based projects

As COVID-19 forced us into physical distance from one another, digital tools and online engagement became key to maintaining connection, communication and friendship. For many Creative People and Places, what followed was a steep learning curve – an intense live...
Working with artists through lockdown

Working with artists through lockdown

In order to support more people to take a lead in choosing, creating and taking part in arts and culture experiences in their local area, Places in the Creative People and Places programme needed to rethink how they could work alongside artists, as well as with...
ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru is a two year programme based in Wales developing practice in participatory settings, and supporting the continuing professional development of artists at different stages of their career working in participatory settings. From 2015 to 2017, ArtWorks...
Older People’s Arts Network (OPAN) Case Studies

Older People’s Arts Network (OPAN) Case Studies

Provides examples of work with older people in participatory settings by four organisations belonging to OPAN (Older People’s Arts Network) in Lewisham. Offers a snapshot of current practice and prompt for discussion about the most effective support for artists...
Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast

Tested the creation of a framework in Cornwall encouraging more experienced artists to provide routes into participatory work for younger or emerging artists. Associated seminar involving a broad cross section of participatory artists evidenced real appetite for...
Moveable Feast

Community Out of Bounds – Arts and Communities

Learning from a project addressing a deficit in knowledge, skills and connectivity within participatory and socially engaged art practice in Aberdeen. Explored pathways for post-academic development and provided a forum for peer-led discussion about participatory and...
Older People’s Arts Network (OPAN) Case Studies

Artist profiles

Six profiles of artists working in participatory settings, transcribed from interviews. Covers their motivations, project experience and work paths, as well as their views on the field, including perspectives on training and development.
B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

Achievements, lessons learned and future actions from a project involving B Arts and Staffordshire University. Looks at how opportunities for experience of participatory arts practice can be embedded in the curriculum content of undergraduate courses which are not...
Artists and teachers resource: case studies

Artists and teachers resource: case studies

Artists and teachers talk about embedding creativity, plans and flexibility, what an artist brings to a school, working across departments, linking to the curriculum and successful planning and negotiation. Part of an ArtWorks Scotland resource for teachers and...
Is this the best it can be? Case studies

Is this the best it can be? Case studies

Eight case studies to accompany the quality toolkit Is this the best it can be? which can be used by anyone delivering arts and creative learning through collaborative or participatory projects and programmes. Through the sharing of experience and top tips for getting...
Older People’s Arts Network (OPAN) Case Studies

ArtWorks London Case Studies

Case studies providing a snapshot of good practice in London based arts organisaitons in training and professional development provison for artists working in participatory settings. Contributes to discussion about effective support for artists.
B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

University of Hull – Associate Artists

Achievements, lessons learned and future actions from a University of Hull project commissioning local artists to become Associate Artists. Workshop based research explored participatory arts relationships between the university and city and tested a CPD model linking...
B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

ArtWorks Cymru and Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera, as project lead for ArtWorks Cymru, brought together seven other organisations and individuals from across Wales to create a consortium of participatory commissioners to explore and share their practice and to investigate how employers can better...
B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

Creative Retreat

Achievements, lessons learned and future actions from a creative based Open Space Technology retreat for artists to have an intense and inspiring experience, sharing practice across art forms and at differing career stages. Involved six artist participants, two...
Moveable Feast

Creative Practitioners Training Programme

Learning from a training programme challenging seven artists to adapt their practice by exploring their role within a theoretical context and then through practical pilot projects in schools. Comprised three training days, project work and an open day-long event...
Moveable Feast

WELL

WELL was a participatory site-specific project involving 39 emerging artists paired with seven professional mentors, based on ArtWorks North East’s Peer Artist Learning model, but extended to inclusion in a real world setting.
B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

Development of CPD by the cultural sector and HEIs

ArtWorks North East piloted a series of accredited and non-accredited evening short courses for artists and media practitioners who work or aspire to work in participatory settings. The courses were part of an exploration to see how employers, commissioners, artists...
Moveable Feast

SNAP PRACTICE

Sheffield Network of Arts Providers (SNAP) which works with children and young people ran a series of collaborative enquiry days, bringing together artists from different career stages and art forms with employers and commissioners from key organisations in the city,...
ArtWorks Cymru Artist Case Study Report

ArtWorks Cymru Artist Case Study Report

Extracts from ArtWorks Cymru interviews with artists known for undertaking good quality participatory art projects exploring motivations and belief, along with reflections on issues of skills and quality.
B Arts and Staffordshire University – Social Agents

Addressing the Dynamic

Illuminates the project manager/participatory artist relationship, showing assumptions and misunderstandings can lead to confusion and poor participant outcomes. Evidences a need to articulate organisational and project values well; establish clear roles,...