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We make the road by walking


Chrissie Tiller on power, ownership and collaboration 

Heather Peak of Studio Morison recently took more than 50 local St Helens skaters on research trips to skate parks around the country. Photo Stephen King

You can put people in boxes but it doesn’t mean they will stay in them


 Rachel Anderson and Cis O’Boyle of idle women share their thoughts on power and 'othering'

Photo by Wendy Burnett, idle women 2016

Getting out of our comfort zone


Jan Ford reviews our new toolkit on shared decision-making and describes how it's a philosophy that's at the heart of Orchestras Live.

Sound Around Northampton Schools concert. Orchestras Live. Photo: Photocall Event Photography

Power Up and Shared Decision Making Toolkit: an introduction


Sarah Davies from A New Direction introduces two new companion resources on power and shared decision-making

Local cast in newly commissioned musical Danny Hero, Made In Corby. Photo: Adam Balcomb

More than evaluation


Holly Donagh, Partnerships Director at A New Direction reflects on the challenges and rewards of managing a large-scale evaluation programme

Our story in numbers

A powerful case for change


Anne Torreggiani, Chief Executive of The Audience Agency on asking the right questions and using the right kinds of evidence

Creative Barking & Dagenham. DAGFEST. Photo Dabuju Media