How participation is shaping the arts

How participation is shaping the arts

By Alex Fleetwood
Kate McGrath
Claire Doherty


The impact and implications of co-creation - how it is affecting the development of audiences, artists, performers and writers. Three case studies on participatory productions help to explore the theme.

We come from a range of organisations, but I’m sure many of us are familiar of working with artists for whom public engagement is a threat to artistic integrity and the idea of co-creation is worrying and they have to be brought to the ideas that we are familiar with for the first time. ...

For us, marketing and content are indivisible from one another and art and participation subordinate to games. And of course games are creative forms of expression that don’t exist unless they are being played so they are to some degree co-created.

Resource type: Case studies | Published: 2013