Resources tagged with participation

Video: Everyday creativity

Through examining evidence from the latest wave of Cultural Participation Monitor data, this recorded session from The Audience Agency takes a look at the creative activities people do independently, such as playing an instrument, podcasting, flower arranging, drag, creative gaming, graffiti and much more. 

My essential reads: The politics and possibilities of artists working with communities

Socially engaged art practices are those where a professional artist develops creative interventions in public rather than within a gallery, theatre or traditional cultural venue. Such activities might automatically assume ‘public good’ as they imply a sense of community engagement. Problematically, however, the intention and outcome of such creative practices can vary drastically, and as … Read more

Future Trends: Reasons to co-create

Part of the Future Trends series, published as part of the Warwick UK Cities of Culture Project and commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Co-creating is difficult so why do it. This paper looks at what makes co-creation valuable to those who participate and how to evaluate it.

Creatively Minded and the NHS

An overview of participatory arts offered by the NHS to people with mental health problems – featuring NHS Trusts across the UK which offer a range of creative artist-led programmes in both primary and secondary care.

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.