AMA Conference 2020

Resources tagged with participation



Creatively Minded and Heritage

How can heritage and creativity support mental health? This report commissioned by the Baring Foundation and produced by the Restoration Trust showcases work from 18 heritage and arts organisations using a wealth of heritage assets, and the creativity of artists, to improve mental health and community connections.

Considering co-creation

Discover what co-creation means, how it can help you actively listen to and collaborate with the local community and form new partnerships as well as helpful insight on putting it into practice. Explore the Heart of Glass and Battersea Arts Centre report and three podcasts with artists, producers, and collaborators.

Using creative self expression to support mental wellbeing

Creative People and Places Hounslow take us through ‘Walking with the Unseen’, a project led by local people with no specialised experience of arts and cultural leadership. It shares how by working together and deliberating the issues that they identified locally, they developed an idea that tackled the huge subject of mental health in a … Read more

Building meaningful participation

Research suggests that organisations are feeling an increased urgency to deepen connections with the communities they serve, but how can they make the most of this momentum? Ashleigh Hibbins, Anne Torreggiani and Carly Henderson from The Audience Agency demonstrate that co-creation is the answer.

Research digest: Older people – culture, community, connection

In recent years there has been growing interest in the role that cultural participation can play in older people’s wellbeing and sense of connection to other people. This interest has been noted within the cultural sector, as well as the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors (e.g. AgeUK, The Baring Foundation). We are all growing … Read more

Reflecting Value S2 Ep4: Learning through crisis

This episode of the podcast Reflecting Value is hosted by Anna Woolf from London Arts and Health who explores the impacts of the pandemic on practitioners and the people they work with. Created in partnership with London Arts and Health.