Critical Conversations Report

What do artists who work in the field of participatory arts (and those with whom they work) say when given the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice? What questions are important to them? What answers do people find to the questions that are raised?
For the first time, the organisations who make up the Artworks North East programme have undertaken a series of sessions for artists which attempt to answer these questions and enable artists to reflect on the detail of their participatory practice. This report highlights aspects of those reflections, and attempts to bring them together into themes which draw out those aspects of participatory practice which artists feel are important.