RECENT POSTS

Mar
30

RE-ENCHANTING OUR ART, CULTURES AND EVERYDAY LIVES

This is the transcript of my talk entitled Cultural Democracy, Community Development and the Old/New Normal which I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to present at the

Mar
10

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PRIVATISATION (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR FRANCES WILLIAMS This guest post by Dr Frances Williams argues that the field of Arts in Health needs safe spaces and new platforms for critical

Jan
25

D.I.T (Do it Together) & POST TRAUMATIC COLLECTIVES

This is a repost (with permission) of Martyn Reed’s powerful recent post on Facebook. Reflecting at first upon Nuart’s recent struggle with Stavanger authorities to overturn a decision to significantly

Nov
17

THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE: THE FUTURE IS STILL SELF-ORGANISED (TINA 3.0)

  In 2005, three artists, Stephan Dillemuth, and Jakob Jakobsen, wrote There Is No Alternative: The Future is Self-Organised (TINA1). They went on to issue a second call in 2012

Nov
06

TIME FOR ARTISTS’ MUTUAL AID?

Having recently launched Artists’ Mutual Aid UK, I am reposting my article from this summer written for Freedom Press. Please feel free to join Artists’ Mutual Aid UK here and

Oct
28

WORKING WITH RAYMOND WILLIAMS TO TRANSFORM THE ARTS AND CULTURAL “SECTOR” (GUEST BLOG)

This new guest post by Nick Mahony, Stephanie Bolt and Russell Todd, argues that the people excluded by “arts and culture” in the UK are the same people who are

Oct
02

THE MYTH OF “TRANSFORMATIVE” ART AND THE REALITY OF ART AS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE – GUEST BLOG

I am really pleased to be able to share this extremely powerful, thought-provoking guest blog by Rosie Priest. It’s a personal account of how art can be part of everyday

Sep
18

A PERFECT SOCIAL ORDER OF ZOMBIES: PLACE SHAPING AND SOCIAL CAPITAL SIGNALS THE RETURN OF THE CREATIVE CLASS LIVING DEAD

  Why have Arts Council England (ACE) published data and a report about how culture can, apparently, help regenerate high streets now? Particularly given that the report does not even

Aug
14

REWILDING THE ARTS

This is my take on what rewilding the arts means to me. I wrote this for Rewild the Arts . The original can be found here.     The nation

Jul
27

TIME FOR ARTISTS’ MUTUAL AID?

Perhaps, it’s time for artists to learn from the COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups that are self-organising and self-seeding across the UK and the globe? Imagine if artists set up local

Jul
26

THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN ARTS AND HEALTH: A CASE OF ‘THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES’ (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   In Stephen’s last guest blog in this series, he demonstrates that a highly cited arts and health paper is a ‘fairy tale’

Jul
25

THE NEED FOR ROBUST APPRAISAL OF RESEARCH IN ARTS AND HEALTH: STATISTICALLY SOPHISTICATED BUT SUBSTANTIVELY SUPERFICIAL (GUEST BLOG)

A GUEST BLOG BY DR STEPHEN CLIFT   In Stephen’s penultimate guest blog, for now, he provocatively argues that, sometimes at least, ‘research in arts and health can produce findings

TWITTER

4 weeks ago
New @baltic39 BxNU website now live ... and there's a page about my #PhD research on it.

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4 weeks ago
Watching hundreds of migrating Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows battling up the Northumberland coastline in the face of a harsh North Westerly wind with its sub-zero wind chill with my children yesterday was incredibly life-affirming. Chattering drowned a roaring sea. https://t.co/owCoqxAReS etiennelefleur photo
1 month ago
Fancy being one of two community artists or a creative apprentice living & working in #Bodmin for a year with good pay & mentoring support?

This @intobodmin project is about community development & cultural democracy & is supported by @BlindDitch & me.

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I've been working on this with @intobodmin for a long time.

3 year-long opps to be part of #Bodmin's @ace_national funded community art & #culturaldemocracy programme.

2 community artists (1 local) & 1 local young apprentice!

£10,000 programme budget.

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