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The power of collaboration

26.03.19

Uzma Raziq from Super Slow Way reflects on the power of collaboration in the arts, and what we can learn from the world of conflict transformation.

Group of people standing talking in Brierfield Mill as part of the Shapes of Water Sounds of Hope

From small shifts to profound changes - what to consider when commissioning socially engaged art

21.03.19

What makes socially engaged and participatory arts projects successful? Elizabeth Lynch and Miriam Nelken talked to artists, commissioners and participants to find out.

Portrait – people and places of the First Art area by David Severn and Kajal Nisha Patel

Opening-up decision-making

28.02.19

Opening up decision-making about what art gets made and by whom doesn't lead to people 'playing it safe', but to programmes that engage more people, more deeply. Tamsin Curror examines the evidence.

As part of Heart of Glass’s Bliss Park project Heather Peak of Studio Morison took more than 50 St Helens skaters on research trips to skate parks around the country.

Turning engagement patterns upside down

17.01.19

How can arts and culture reach a broader audience that more accurately reflects local communities? Sarah Boiling explores how to change the pattern of who engages with the arts.

Royal Opera House Swan Lake at DAGFEST 2018. Creative Barking and Dagenham

The four pillars of partnerships

02.01.19

Tom Andrews, founder and coach, shares his experience of working in partnership and the characteristics of successful collaborations.

bait. Bruised not Broken exhibition at Woodhorn Museum. Photo: Jason Thompson

Ten top tips for new Creative People and Places projects

06.12.18

As Arts Council England opens a new round of funding to the Creative People and Places programme, Rachel Adam from bait shares her top tips for new places

bait. Participants from the Open Door project in Cramlington working with artist Eva Mileusnic. Photo: Jason Thompson

Artlands: sharing knowledge, trading resources, exchanging gifts

27.11.18

Jenny Rutter and Amanda Smethurst tell us about their trip to Australia to share Creative People and Places learning and practice

Artlands 2018. Photo: Diana Domonkos

Capturing the essence

22.11.18

When invited to carry out a creative evaluation of the first three years of Creative People and Places, Sarah Butler decided that the best approach was to have fun.

A playful approach to the idea of failure by Nicole Mollett and Sarah Butler

Is there anybody there?

30.08.18

Jeanette Bain-Burnett on inviting people who are different from us to be co-creators of an open and inclusive cultural sector that bucks the trend in the rest of our society

Jeanette Bain-Burnett speaking at People Place Power

There is strength in having these stories exchanged internationally

16.08.18

Viktoria Nguema from the Swedish Arts Council talks about their Creative Places programme and its roots in Creative People and Places

Concrete stories located in Norsborg, Botkyrka. Photo: Fernando Illezca

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