"Another simple but powerful way of thinking about the value of [the arts] is to...acknowledge...they are...valued...as sources of meaning & beauty, of hope & solace, of escape & liberation...[&] as expressions of...humanity, tenacity, love & defiance."
"In Europe, artists involved in community projects talk about impact, outcomes & social change. In India, where she co-creates dance productions with prisoners, children in social care, and others on the margins..., Alokananda Roy talks about love."
Thinking about Craigmillar Festival Society and Craigmillar Community Arts Centre and how their legacy and potential remains unfulfilled. We need more spaces like this in communities across the UK, not pop-ups.
A day in the life of the centre from 1998.
Reviewing @arestlessart's book "A Restless Art", @StephenClift argues we should pay attention to Mike Smith's warning that arts & health must take "The Lantern Road", not the "The Empirical Highway...to probable damnation by way of austerity culture".