Considering Co-Creation

Considering Co-Creation

The report writers offer a set of perspectives and a potential roadmap to encourage further exploration of co-creation practice. From the personal testimonies of artists and community members who have worked on, and continue to work on, co-created projects; to some of...
How diverse are we, really?

How diverse are we, really?

Creative People and Places (CPP) commissioned writer and researcher Dawn Cameron to explore the question How diverse are we, really? Dawn responded to this ‘disarmingly simple’ question through conversation and semi-structured interviews with CPP staff...
From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

There are a range of approaches to working with artists across the 21 Creative People and Places (CPP) organisations. Research was commissioned to understand the wider impact of the programme on artistic practice and the cultural sector and is also more widely...
A Restless Art

A Restless Art

A Restless Art How participation won, and why it matters as described by John Fox: ‘At last a reliable text raising the neglected profile of community and participatory art practitioners…a scholarly reflective theory, historical insight and a passionate...
ArtWorks: A Call to Action

ArtWorks: A Call to Action

Drawing on the learning from ArtWorks, this publication calls on the sector to build on our work and create better support for artists. It sets out actions we believe must be taken if we are to see the changes our sector needs. Some of our recommendations are aimed at...
ArtWorks Alliance Bibliography

ArtWorks Alliance Bibliography

Lists in alphabetical order all the publications and other resources from the ArtWorks Paul Hamlyn Foundation special initiative, development grant funded projects and legacy programmes.
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...
Supporting the Self-employed Artist as Citizen

Supporting the Self-employed Artist as Citizen

This report covers findings and subsequent recommendations arising from Susanne Burns’ Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship supported visit to the USA and Australia to explore entrepreneurial solutions supporting artists working in participatory...
ArtWorks: A view from funders

ArtWorks: A view from funders

ArtWorks research has shown that funders can help raise the profile of participatory arts and promote quality by encouraging employers and funded organisations to embed paid opportunities for artists’ training and CPD within projects. Four funders share what ArtWorks...
What Do You Need?

What Do You Need?

Identifies the key features of effective learning provision; prompts questions about the role of funders, employers and learning providers; and encourages a collaborative approach. Six case study examples show approaches in action with aims, structure, process,...
Developing a Foundation for Quality Guidance

Developing a Foundation for Quality Guidance

Commissioned to provide a foundation for a quality framework for the participatory arts in Scotland, rationalising, synthesising and condensing learning from the body of knowledge extant in the fields of arts, culture and education, including the Artworks programme,...
Bibliography: Artists Working in Participatory Settings

Bibliography: Artists Working in Participatory Settings

Artworks Navigator developed this bibliography to identify and present a range of available resources for artists working in participatory settings. With general and art form specific sections, it includes practical guides, articles and online resources as well as...
Quality Perspectives: Artists and Partners

Quality Perspectives: Artists and Partners

Presents the views of partners (employers, commissioners, co-ordinators etc) and artists to illustrate some of the convergent and divergent thoughts about how important the quality factors are to both groups, as well as how often they happen in practice.
Artists in participatory settings: 8 out of 10 prefer…

Artists in participatory settings: 8 out of 10 prefer…

Infographic illustrating the views of artists in Scotland about their work in participatory settings, including the roles they play and factors for quality. Information selected from the Skillset Research and Gap Analysis for Artists Working in Participatory Settings...
Mapping the terrain

Mapping the terrain

A quantitative baseline audit of relevant further and higher education programmes with a qualitative sample of provision. Covers characteristics, challenges and future direction of the sector within the context of a growing community of practice and portfolio...
Changing the Conversation Provocation 3

Changing the Conversation Provocation 3

Advocates recognising and articulating the contingent nature of practice, so we shift from a singular (or oppositional) conversation and embrace the greater and more complicated truth: we require a different kind of conversation altogether that looks more like the...
Tuning Document: Participatory Art Practice in Europe

Tuning Document: Participatory Art Practice in Europe

This document about participatory art practice and the respective graduate profile of a creative producer is intended as a reference document that reflects the diversity of the field of participatory art in Europe and at the same time, as a benchmark for curriculum...
The ArtWorks ‘Golden Thread’

The ArtWorks ‘Golden Thread’

Provides the conceptual and ideological context to the thinking behind a ‘Golden Thread’ of training and development for artists working in participatory and socially engaged settings.
Artist Pathways and Student Careers

Artist Pathways and Student Careers

Explores issues around careers in participatory arts; available advice and guidance; opportunities for developing this career in initial training; ongoing support for graduates; and CPD opportunities for artists who wish to embed this work into a portfolio...
Tell Me More

Tell Me More

Documents the current state of play for artists from different cultural backgrounds in the North West of England wanting to work in the sector, identifying barriers and success criteria along with recommendations.
ArtWorks: Learning from the Research Working Paper 1

ArtWorks: Learning from the Research Working Paper 1

Mid-point PHF ArtWorks programme learning overview. Better joining-up would improve practice profile, evidence base and credibility; ensure information, advice and support for artists where needed; and enhance supply/demand match. Initial training and CPD provision...
In search of cultural democracy

In search of cultural democracy

Originally published in the October 1985 edition of Arts Express, Owen Kelly wrote this in response to Roy Shaw’s essay on ‘Arts for All’. Shaw, a former General Secretary of the then Arts Council of Great Britain, argued for the...
Changing The Conversation Provocation 1

Changing The Conversation Provocation 1

Cross-sector collaboration is needed to support artists motivated by making a difference. They need more than just a skillset. Knowledge and creativity are required to interrogate artistic convention, question social orthodoxies, challenge injustice, re-imagine and...
Old People’s Dance Activities – the first UK survey

Old People’s Dance Activities – the first UK survey

This research report into current practice in older people’s dance, published by People Dancing and co-commissioned by Aesop, was launched at the House of Lords on 7 November 2016. The report provides a snapshot of current practice in older people’s dance. It...
ArtWorks Cymru Artist Consultation Report

ArtWorks Cymru Artist Consultation Report

Five consultation sessions took place across Wales at which artists considered their participatory practice, talking about their career development and discussing key topics including how artists share learning; what makes experiences inspirational; whether artists...
ArtWorks Cymru Creating Organisations Survey Report

ArtWorks Cymru Creating Organisations Survey Report

Organisations involved in participatory arts projects across Wales completed an online survey to provide baseline data on confidence within the sector; how arts organisations recruit artists, and how they monitor projects. Supported by three case studies.
ArtWorks Cymru Buying Organisations Survey Report

ArtWorks Cymru Buying Organisations Survey Report

Organisations across Wales that had experience of buying in, or using, participatory arts projects completed an online survey aimed to provide a deeper understanding of these organisations’ experiences and assess their confidence in setting up participatory arts...
ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts training audit

ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts training audit

Evidences a pressing need for training, with career options in the field unsupported by provision of necessary skills and experience. Initial training and CPD opportunities are fragmented and uneven in terms of art form and geographical accessibility.
ArtWorks Cymru Community Music Wales Learning Group

ArtWorks Cymru Community Music Wales Learning Group

Findings from the exploration of Welsh language practice as part of the Roc Tawe project, one of five ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts projects which included four learning group meetings in which creative teams explored and discussed a set of themed questions to...
ArtWorks Cymru ‘Company 5’ Learning Group

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Company 5’ Learning Group

Findings from the exploration of transformation as part of the Company 5 project, one of five ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts projects which included four learning group meetings in which creative teams explored and discussed a set of themed questions to capture...
ArtWorks Cymru ‘Scheherazade’ Learning Group Report

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Scheherazade’ Learning Group Report

Findings from the exploration of collaboration as part of the Scheherazade project, one of five ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts projects which included four learning group meetings in which creative teams explored and discussed a set of themed questions to capture...
ArtWorks Cymru ‘Made by Hand’ Learning Group Report

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Made by Hand’ Learning Group Report

Findings from the exploration of ownership as part of the Made by Hand project, one of five ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts projects which included four learning group meetings in which creative teams explored and discussed a set of themed questions to capture...
Persistent Encounter

Persistent Encounter

Drawing on a range of discussions, this think piece explores the language, relationship and potential impact of Creative People and Places (CPP) in achieving and measuring developed social capital and social change. Written for an audience of those working directly in...
Changing the Conversation Provocation 3

Changing the Conversation Provocation 2

Challenges the practice to ‘scale up’ by knowing how to recognise excellence, train artists and drive up demand to achieve a ‘win-win’ of creating jobs, contributing to economic growth and increasing the number of participant beneficiaries.
ArtWorks: Artist Consultations Working Paper 4

ArtWorks: Artist Consultations Working Paper 4

Collates findings from Pathfinder consultation exercises, many of which acted as CPD reflection and exchange opportunities. Artists’ views on quality and evaluation; evidence and advocacy; and sector professionalisation are of particular interest to employers and...
International Next Practice Review

International Next Practice Review

Commissioned to underpin PHF ArtWorks Pathfinders’ work by offering a strategic overview of practice and training in international contexts. Includes existing contacts and partnerships; funders; artistic, cultural and educational networks; training institutions...
Power Up

Power Up

This think-piece unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking from Creative People and Place directors, community managers and other team members, artists and project critical friends. Some of the big questions...
ArtWorks Symposium, Northern Ireland

ArtWorks Symposium, Northern Ireland

The curators’ report on a PHF ArtWorks special initiative funded one day event in Belfast in November 2013 exploring some of the range of practices and concerns for participatory arts practice in Northern Ireland. Key themes were: funders and commissioners; arts...