Firenze-Denaro-Botticelli In attempting to look at whether participatory art can support sustainable social change, it is probably worth exploring different perspectives relating to this question.  So I’ll start by looking at different approaches to sustainability of arts practice.  Future posts will then attempt to define participatory arts and concepts of social change. … READ MORE

Firenze-Denaro-Botticelli In attempting to look at whether participatory art can support sustainable social change, it is probably worth exploring different perspectives relating to this question.  So I’ll start by looking at different approaches to sustainability of arts practice.  Future posts will then attempt to define participatory arts and concepts of social change. … READ MORE

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Participatory arts or, more precisely, socially engaged arts practice is resurgent. Participation in the arts is, like many times in the past since the Victorian era, being promoted as a panacea for many of the issues facing our communities.  New initiatives such as ArtWorks , Cultural Value Project and Participation & Engagement in the Arts seek a sea change in UK cultural and educational settings. … READ MORE

dot to dot active arts’ popup participatory art project old-new curiosity shop will soon open in Blyth, Northumberland – this is why…

This is a copy of my guest post on the Empty Shops Network blog (9th May 2013) – Click here to see the original post

thCAS182R1 The town of Blyth has a long proud history built around its port and

its shipbuilding, coal mining and fishing industries.… READ MORE