Essential reads

Group singing
Photo: Hayley Rivera, Unsplash

My essential reads: the value of group singing

In her essential reads, Dr Yoon Irons shares her top articles on the value of singing groups for community group ...
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Drawing of a spiders web and spider
'Anansi' by Ifinrod www.culturesofwestafrica.com/kwaku-anansi-pot-wisdom/

My essential reads: storytelling, language and resistance

Do you work with people from diverse cultures? Perhaps you're exploring the role of language and storytelling in your practice? ...
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My essential reads: cultural value and evaluation
Fun Palaces 2019. Photo: Roswitha Chesher

My essential reads: cultural value and evaluation

Are you thinking about approaches to evaluation and impact and how best to capture cultural value? How has cultural evaluation ...
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My essential reads: cultural value and place
Without Wall's Urban Astronaut at Wakefield Council’s Festival of the Moon. Photo: Andrew Benge

My essential reads: cultural value and place

Are you thinking about the role of culture and place? Are you interested in evaluation practices and definitions of 'success' ...
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University of Leeds

My essential reads: understanding audiences

When we think about audience research, are we hoping to engage people who are new to the arts, deepen the ...
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To the Beat of a Different Drum, co-produced by RJC Dance and Yorkshire Dance. Photography: David Lindsay

My essential reads: co-creating value though audience engagement

How can cultural value be co-created with audiences in a democratic and collaborative way? Ben Walmsley shares seven recommended reads ...
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Child looks at older woman, both doing crafts
Fun Palaces 2019. Photo: Roswitha Chesher

My essential reads: cultural democracy

What is cultural democracy and how have ideas about cultural democracy - from the radical to the pragmatic - influenced ...
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Small boy singing down microphone
Event at LeftBank Leeds. Photo: Sally Molineaux

My essential reads: value(s) in cultural participation

Are you thinking about participation and the different values we all bring to our experience of culture? Here are six ...
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