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Jun
11

THE NEED FOR ROBUST CRITIQUE OF RESEARCH ON THE SOCIAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE ARTS (CLIFT, PHILLIPS & PRITCHARD, 2021): SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES

Stephen Clift, Kate Phillips and I have just had our article The need for robust critique of research on the social and health impacts of the arts published in Cultural Trends.  You

Jun
10

CULTURAL DEMOCRACY, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & THE OLD/NEW NORMAL

This is the film of my talk at Imagine Belfast in March 2021. It includes a really interesting Q&A. I posted the transcript of the talk here. Apologies for the

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

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3 months ago
Beautiful sunset at our farmhouse in Tuscia after days in Orbetello and Monte Argentario, Viterbo and the thermal springs of Bullicame, and Lago Di Vico!

Amazing but SO hot!

No wonder the area's full of tales from Dante's Divine Comedy and his gates of Hell! https://t.co/XHG17gS4kU
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5 months ago
Real privilege to be able to project images from @HelixArts' #betterconnect #fallingonyourfeet dance sessions amongst Roman remains and memories of shipbuilding @SegedunumFort in #wallsend last Friday!

#artsonprescription
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5 months ago
Really lovely to see so many people turning up to see the official unveiling of A River - a community art mural I helped co-design with residents of the Old Fold and Nest estates in #Gateshead.

A @HelixArts project with @edbertshouseCLP.

More here: https://t.co/Z5ZKAPVmgj https://t.co/DbAgAWgmYa
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5 months ago
Lovely afternoon doing #BetterConnect projections for @HelixArts @meadow_well! Amazing spaces. Really canny people. https://t.co/aK4wdneQhL etiennelefleur photo
6 months ago
Really amazing time with @nuartaberdeen last week topped off with some filming for new @bbcalba #Aberdeen street art documentary with @midasmedia!

Talked about street art and a Community (Re)Turn...

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Dr Stephen Pritchard gives us a window into the world of community-led street art for our @bbcalba documentary.
Importance of involving local community; proving art is accessible. Thoughts?
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@etiennelefleur @NuartFestival @AbdnInspired #streetart #pasteup #art https://t.co/NoCRJV9oGA
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