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Change and collaboration: reflections on The Art of Wellbeing

08.07.19

Victoria Hume, director of the Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance shares her reflections about The Art of Wellbeing

Young man reading a poem

Flourishing cultural eco-systems

12.06.19

Jonathan Gross and Nick Wilson reflect on their recent research into cultural ecology and suggest what the future of progressive place-based policy and practice could look like

The Little Love Cabaret. Creative Scene. Photo: Roger Moody

Baby weighing and orchard planting: a new approach to arts and cultural management

15.05.19

Holly Donagh shares her thoughts on how new research exploring cultural eco-systems could be a template for change 

Police officer serving food in fish and chip shop

Research opportunity: exploring leadership approaches

08.05.19

A call for research proposals to map and analyse approaches to leadership 

Group of young people talking

A seat at the table

24.04.19

Challenging the notion of a ‘hard-to-reach community’ in Luton, Imrana Mahmood explores the need to create pathways that lead to meaningful inclusion.

Imrana Mahmood at The Power of Community symposium in Luton. Photo: Aleksandra Warchol

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

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