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Deep Roots Tall Trees - supporting community ownership in the arts


Andrew Ormston, Critical Friend to Made in Corby, looks at how the project is moving beyond co-creation to community leadership

Nikki flying with Frantic Assembly in No Way Back. Photo: Scott Graham

Uncovering the learning of the Creative People and Places programme


Researcher Ruth Melville reflects on what Creative People and Places has achieved so far and where the real challenges lie

LeftCoast Growing People project on the Mereside housing estate. Photo: Jack Boniface

New report shows positive signs of change in areas of low arts engagement


Creative People and Places is reaching people from locations that offer fewer opportunities to engage in the arts and is engaging them in a range of different ways, according to a report published today

Performance of Rush. The Cultural Spring, Sunderland. Photo: Dan Prince

The unusual suspects


Sarah B Davies explores the audience data that shows Creative People and Places is reaching people new to the arts

Same Sky winter lights event in Hounslow. Photo: Vipul Sangoi

Why consortia working is the future


Holly Donagh on new research and the importance of consortium-working for Creative People and Places and beyond

bait workshop with community leaders. Photo: Jason Thompson

Call for papers: People, Place, Power


A call for papers for a national conference underpinned by our learning and other approaches to increase participation in the arts

Colour of Time, Right Up Our Street. Photo: James Mulkeen. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of Global Streets led by Greenwich and Docklands Festival, with support from Right Up Our Street

You're hired: Apprenticeships in the Creative People and Places network


Parminder Dosanjh from Creative Black Country describes an innovative apprenticeship it set up with the local paper and we explore other apprenticeships around the Creative People and Places network

Apprentice Harry working with Market Place. Photo: Rated Media

64 Million everyday artists


Jo Hunter from 64 Million Artists and Rebecca Ball from The Cultural Spring on how self-led participation can transform culture

Cultural connectors at the heart of community commissioning


Holly Donagh and Farida Mohamed from Creative Barking & Dagenham describe how Cultural Connectors  -  a group of over 100 local people - are in the driving seat of the programme

This Used to be Fields - Chad McCail

The Creative People and Places Journey


Laura Dyer, Executive Director at Arts Council England, on how and why Creative People and Places came into being.