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People, Place, Power conference: a storify of day one


If you missed our conference (or would like to revisit it), here's the story of the first day as told through your tweets.

Make a Wish, Bentley Street Art. Right Up Our Street. Photo: Chris Swain

Creating authentic relationships between communities and artists


Patrick Fox from Heart of Glass talks to Eleanor Turney about how communities and artists are working together in St Helens

Heart of Glass. Marisa Carnesky's Haunted Furnace at Pilkington Glass Factory. Photo Stephen King

Building arts engagement in rural areas


First Art, Market Place and Transported discuss the challenges and opportunities of building arts engagement in rural areas

First Art. Portrait exhibition in Mansfield market place. Photo: Ralph Barklam

In conversation: who are we reaching?


Daniel Cowley at the Audience Agency and Richard Erwin-Jones talk to Eleanor Turney about the audiences Creative People and Places is reaching

Taster Tour, Freeporte Talke shopping centre, Appetite Stoke-on-Trent. Photo: Andrew Billington

Building relationships with people new to the arts


As Creative People and Places heads to the Arts Marketing Association conference in Edinburgh, we share some of our tips and approaches to building authentic relationships with people new to the arts.

Creative Barking & Dagenham. Cultural Connectors at DAGFEST 2015. Photo Dabuju Media

Ten tips for live streaming an arts event


Paul Steele from First Art shares his ten top tips for live streaming an arts event 

Meta-evaluation of Creative People and Places


Ruth Melville takes a look at the meta-evaluation of the Creative People and Places programme and Ecorys' progress report for year two

East Durham Creates VoiceOver project in Horden. Photo: Richard Kenworthy

In conversation: the role of the critical friend


Rachel Adam, Director of bait and Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice talk to Eleanor Turney about their relationship and wider scope of the critical friend role.

Mapping Newbiggin, bait. Photo: Jason Thompson

Ten top tips: using stewards at outdoor arts events


Jan Lennox from Watermans and Creative People and Places Hounslow shares her top tips on using stewards to build relationships with audiences at outdoor events

co.LAB.se at Bell Square Hounslow. Image: Vipul Sangoi

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