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Digital Revoluton - how we went Digital and what we learned


An engaging blog from Imrana Mahmood, Touch Commission Coordinator at Revoluton Arts, on how Revoluton responded to the challenges faced by going digital in response to the Covid19 lockdown. 

Revoluton Zoom Touch Workshop

Reflections on the CPP Network Gathering, May 2020


Rachel Adam, Project Director, Museums Northumberland bait reflects on her learning from our two-day online 'Gathering'. A twice yearly event where CPP Programmes get together to explore relevant and current topics and issues.

Photo from CPP conference 2018 by SAI Photography

Engaging new audiences and building resilience during a pandemic – what we’ve learned so far.


Nesta Nelson, Producer for Back to Ours (the CPP Programme for Hull) reflects on what has been learned so far, and thinking about what it means for the future.

Back to Ours Bandit Photo by Jerome Whittingham @ Photomoments

Artists capture community mood during Covid lockdown


Doncaster based Right Up Our Street reflect on their artist commissions developed to engage their community during the COVID19 lockdown.

Right Up Our Street Lockdown Affinity photo by James Blackey

Not by or for…. but with


Helen Willmott, Programme Director for Made with Many reflects on the change of the project's name, and what the 'with' means in Made with Many.

Grow Festival 2018  photo by Adam Balcomb

Multiplying leadership not leaders


Patriarchal models of arts leadership belong in the 19th century, says Mark Robinson – we need to develop more distributed, non-linear ways of working.

CPP network Power of Community event, hosted by Revoluton

Unlocking the potential of peer learning


Learning from collective experience offers a wealth of benefits to those willing to invest in building a network, write Amanda Smethurst and Tamsin Curror

Bruised not Broken exhibition, part of Museums Northumberland bait programme. Photo: Jason Thompson

Twelve new places to join our peer learning network


Today Arts Council England has announced the 12 new Creative People and Places projects that will be joining our national peer learning network.


Portraits of Millfield. Peterborough Presents. Photo: Eleven Farrer House