About this section

This section provides an overview of the resources available on this website which we hope will inspire you and help in your participatory arts practice. Our resources include: text documents, slides and presentations, videos, links to websites and links to blogs.

Text documents

ArtWorks North East Health Workshop 1 masksText documents prepared for our short courses series include workshops outlines, activities, handouts, ‘how to’ guides and reading list. Our resources also include research reports commissioned by ArtWorks North East and ArtWorks pathfinders as well as other documents featuring participatory arts practice.

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Image: artist Pady O’Connor used masks in his activities for ArtWorks North East Health Workshop 1


ArtWorks North East Criminal Justice Workshop 1 Tommy Anderson Presentation

Our short course series involve academics and artists co-delivering workshops in participatory arts practice. The workshop presentations feature case studies, links to prezis, activities, group exercises and overviews of current thinking and legislation. Our resources also include other slides and presentations featuring participatory arts practice.

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Image: artist Tommy Anderson’s Gettin’ There project for Helix Arts and Newcastle Youth Offending Team


ArtWorks North East commissioned a series of critical conversations which involved artists, participants, host groups and other collaborators from a variety of art forms, reflecting on and discussing their practice with others. Critical conversations took place in association with BALTIC, Equal Arts, Live Theatre, National Glass Centre, New Writing North, Northern Stage, Regional Youth Work Unit North East, Sage Gateshead and Tyneside Cinema. The critical conversations were filmed and appear on this website. We also commissioned a series of filmed interviews with artists reflecting on their participatory practice which also appear on this website. Our resources also include other videos featuring participatory arts practice.

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Image: ArtWorks North East’s interview with Claire Ford

Links to websites

Our links include: ArtWorks pathfinders and their partners; organisations and agencies engaged in participatory art practice; funders; useful sources of toolkits and advice on practising as a participatory artist.

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Image: BALTIC Teen Takeover 2012, Photo: Dan Brady

Links to blogs

Artist Theresa Easton's work with young people's group in Newton Aycliffe at Greenfield Arts

Our links to blogs feature artists and organisations who are active in participatory arts.

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Image: artist Theresa Easton’s work with young people’s group in Newton Aycliffe at Greenfield Arts