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People Place Power: our next conference to take place in June 2018


Booking now open for our second People Place Power conference, focusing on inclusive approaches to arts engagement

Photo: Nelson Douglas

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

Putting your audience first - East Durham Creates shares approaches at the Arts Marketing Association conference


Nikki Locke, Head of East Durham Creates is at the Arts Marketing Association conference in Belfast this week talking about audience-led approaches with Anne Torreggiani from The Audience Agency.

So Percussion. From Out A Darker Sea. Seaham. Photo: Richard Kenworthy

David Jubb on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster


"This is not arts for everyone. This is arts created with, by, for and about everyone. " David Jubb of Battersea Arts Centre responds to the learning emerging from Creative People and Places 

TakeOver, East Durham Creates. Photo: Richard Kenworthy

Involvement is key: a participant's view of Creative People and Places


Robin Dixon, a local resident and Cultural Connector with Creative Barking & Dagenham, reflects on learning from Creative People and Places and his experience of the programme

Visitors enoying the Becontree mural This Used to be Fields, a Creative Barking and Dagenham landmark commission with Create and Chad McCail. Photo Emil Charlaff

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster


"Power, privilege and equity" Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh on the questions raised by learning from the Creative People and Places programme

Sufi chanters, Shape Note singers and local residents come together to share in music and song in the disused Brierfield Mill in Pendle. Part of a three-day art film event Shapes of Water, Sounds of Hope, a collaboration between pioneer in public art Suzanne Lacy and arts collective In-Situ. Super Slow Way. Photo Graham Kay

A voluntary sector perspective on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster


"If you want to go faster, go alone; if you want to go further, go together." Saffi Price of Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council reflects on the learning emerging from the Creative People and Places programme

Creative Black Country Desi Pubs project. Amrick at Fourways. Photo Jagdish Patel