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 […]

Text / Date: 15.10.2014

Feedback on our pilot website

We’d like to hear your feedback on our website www.artworks-u.org.uk. Our pilot website hosts resources developed and identified to support our short courses for artists and media practitioners who work or aspire to work in participatory settings. Our pilot website has been designed to reflect the ArtWorks brand with pages highlighting a range of resources […]

Text / Date: 21.07.2014

Fast Forward Futures careers event

ArtWorks North East and the University of Sunderland hosted a careers event on Tuesday 1 July 2014 at The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus, Sunderland. This was a free event for students age 16-20, teachers, careers advisers and parents interested in careers in the creative sector. Groups of up to 20 participants took […]

Text / Date: 12.05.2014

Case studies of HE institutions offering training and CPD of artists working in participatory settings

Case studies by Amanda Smethurst for A New Direction and Barbican/Guildhall as part of ArtWorks London a new special initiative funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which supports the continuing professional development of artists working in participatory settings. Examples from four London-based higher education institutions which offer courses or modules that support the training and professional development […]

Text / Date: 14.03.2014

Case studies of training and professional development of artists working in participatory settings

Case studies by Sarah B Davies for A New Direction and the Barbican of five London-based arts organisations with protocols/programmes regarding the training and professional development of artists working in participatory settings. These case studies provide a snapshot of good practice taking place within arts organisations in London regarding the training and professional development of artists […]

Text / Date: 14.03.2014

Case studies of participatory arts with older people

Case Studies from four organisations within OPAN (Older People’s Arts Network in Lewisham) and their work with older people in participatory settings. These case studies, commissioned by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, provide a snapshot of current practice taking place within arts organisations in London regarding artists working with older people in participatory settings. […]

Text / Date: 12.03.2014

Academics' perceptions of arts work in participatory settings

This report was commissioned by ArtWorks North East as part of research into the scope of existing participatory practice across the North East region, looking at how artists learn to develop and what forms this learning takes. The interviews aimed to gather information from a range of people working in the academic (HE) arts community about […]

Text / Date: 12.03.2014

Progression and employability of artists in participatory settings

ArtWorks North East report on focus groups designed to bring together artists, academics, arts and social sector organisations in a series of critical dialogues, research projects and co-mentoring frameworks, from which will emerge a better understanding of progression and employability where artists are engaging in participatory settings. ArtWorks North East hosted the first Focus Group meetings in Creative Writing, […]

Text / Date: 12.03.2014

Museums and happiness

This paper by Daniel Fujiwara looks at the relationships between museums, the arts and wellbeing using data from the Taking Part survey.

Text / Date: 14.02.2014