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Lockdown Learning: #4 Basic needs and creativity

Creative People and Places in Lockdown: responses and learning is a short series of  five case studies that explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CPP projects and how they responded. Each of the five case studies will explore a different theme. In the fourth case study Kathryn Welch asks: as people struggle to ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Lockdown Learning: #2 The role of digital engagement in place-based projects

Creative People and Places in Lockdown: responses and learning is a short series of  five case studies that explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CPP projects and how they responded. Each of the five case studies will explore a different theme. Kathryn Welch looks back on what ‘s been learned through this intense ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

Lockdown Learning: #1 Working with artists through lockdown

Creative People and Places in Lockdown: responses and learning is a short series of  five case studies that explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CPP projects and how they responded. Each of the five case studies will explore a different theme. The first case study by Kathyrn Welch looks at the immediate and ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Sharing learning: Alchemy Film & Arts exhibition programme

In this series of learning case studies, cultural practitioners share their reflections and learning honestly, so others can learn from and build on their experience. In this example, Rachael Disbury, Production Director at Alchemy Film & Arts shares how the organisation changed their approach to audience engagement, paying close attention to what wasn’t working and ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Sharing learning: Cauldrons & Furnaces | Crochan a Ffwrnais

In this series of learning case studies, cultural practitioners share their reflections and learning honestly, so others can learn from and build on their experience. Here Clare Williams reflects on managing multiple agendas and questions of ownership in complex large-scale projects.  


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

Impactful Insights – a data-driven approach to audience development

A straightforward guide from Creative Scene that shares insights about the value of using data to better understand and engage audiences.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

Touring Arts to Libraries Toolkits and Templates

Creative Arts East, in partnership with Arts Council England, have undertaken an extensive period of research into how library services receive touring arts and provide their users with opportunities to experience arts and culture. Following this research they have produced a comprehensive set of resources including toolkits and information templates carefully tailored for artists and ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Quite an adventure: lessons from digital arts projects with older people

This short report summarises the findings of an evaluation of the Digital Arts and Creative Ageing (DACA) Programme, funded by the Baring Foundation and the Nominet Trust (now ‘Social Tech Trust’). The evaluation was carried out by Imogen Blood, Lorna Easterbrook, and Mark Robinson, of Imogen Blood & Associates and focused on how the use ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Research

Behind the Scenes: Our Space, Theatre Royal Plymouth. Blog 3 – Clive Rowe

A behind the scenes look at Theatre Royal Plymouth‘s Our Space project from three different perspectives. In  Blog 3 Big Issue vendor, member of Project X and Our Space Steering Committee member, Clive Rowe, tells us his story.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Behind the Scenes: Our Space, Theatre Royal Plymouth. Blog 2 – Lee Hart

A behind the scenes look at Theatre Royal Plymouth‘s Our Space project from three different perspectives. In  Blog 2 the project X Lead Practitioner and Director Lee Hart takes us through working with participants to become more performance focussed and creating shows.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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Behind the Scenes: Our Space, Theatre Royal Plymouth. Blog 1 – Sara Baldwin

A behind the scenes look at Theatre Royal Plymouth‘s Our Space project from three different perspectives: Engagement Manager, practitioner, participant. In the first of three blogs Sara Baldwin, Engagement Manager for the theatre takes us through how the programme started, how it’s evolving to meet the needs of the community and the impact its having ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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OF/BY/FOR ALL: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

The AMA is backing the OF/BY/FOR ALL change network and following its progress through a range of blogs, case studies and videos. Our series includes a number of Q&A sessions with participant organisations who are furthering their mission to become OF, BY and FOR their communities.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

OF/BY/FOR ALL: Centre of Democracy

The AMA is backing the OF/BY/FOR ALL change network and following its progress through a range of blogs, case studies and videos. Our series includes a number of Q&A sessions with participant organisations who are furthering their mission to become OF, BY and FOR their communities.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

OF/BY/FOR ALL: Museum of Work and Culture

The AMA is backing the OF/BY/FOR ALL change network and following its progress through a range of blogs, case studies and videos. Our series includes a number of Q&A sessions with participant organisations who are furthering their mission to become OF, BY and FOR their communities.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Purposeful Participation. A Field Guide and Toolkit for Cultural Intrapreneurs.

This Field Guide is the final output of The Future Of Cultural Heritage: a year-long collaborative innovation process convened by the New Citizenship Project, working with a cohort of twelve individuals from six organisations across the sector.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Behind the Scenes: Zara, Mind the Gap. Blog 3 – Paul Wilshaw

In the final of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Mind the Gap‘s latest production Zara, their Intern Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw takes us though his experiences as a learning disabled practitioner.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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OF/BY/FOR/ALL change network. Launching the First Wave.

The AMA is backing the OF/BY/FOR ALL change network and following its progress through a series of Blogs by Nina Simon. Find out more and join the movement including how well your organisation embodies OF/BY/FOR ALL outcomes and practices and how your work can grow.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

OF/BY/FOR/ALL change network. Launch video with Nina Simon.

Nina Simon shares the vision behind OF/BY/FOR/ALL, a new global initiative to help civic and cultural organisations become OF, BY, and FOR their communities. A video of the launch at MuseumNext.  


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

How to…co-create an exhibition with your community

A step-by-step toolkit written by Lauren Benetua, Nina Simon and Stacie Marie Garcia. Published by Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Treasury of arts activities for older people

A treasury of arts activities for older people. 50 activities, long and short for use with older people in any setting. Published by The Baring Foundation. Written by Liz Postlethwaite


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools