This is a guest blog by Martin Daws. Martin is a Spoken Word Poet and Community Artist. Full-time freelance since 1999. Young People’s Laureate for Wales 2013-2016. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter.
Martin came up with the idea of paying artists to work with communities instead of “investing” millions of pounds in “capital projects” such as arts centres. … READ MORE
This is a transcript of another Twitter conversation between @rattlecans and the poet Martin Daws. It stemmed from my tweet, which reflected Martin’s call for paid artists in place of multi-million pound art centres. I asked: “Instead of a £50m art venue, a city could pay 200 artists £25k a year for 10 years to work with communities; do what they want. … READ MORE
This is a (slightly edited) transcript of a Twitter conversation which stemmed from the guest blog by @Rattlecans entitled Old Space Taken. The conversation is about memories of living on council estates and anger at what’s happened since…
THEY HAVE HEDGES – WE GET FENCES
Ian: This is good http://colouringinculture.org/blog/oldspacetaken… READ MORE
I received this letter from Richard Parry as a comment to my blog post entitled SHHH, BE QUIET! (Reflective prose about library closures, Arts Council England & middle-class asset stripping.) Richard has been researching the arts organisation V22 for some time (as have I). His letter which he has agreed to publish as a blog post here instead of a comment is the result of his research and relates to a number of Freedom of Information requests he has made to Arts Council England.… READ MORE
This is a guest post by @Rattlecans – an outspoken voice on Twitter who I very much respect. Written in 2012, it’s a re-blog from The Ragged University project. The original can be found here. Old Space Taken is about a once-strong community, now lost. Powerful and personal, it’s a must read.… READ MORE
This is my attempt to reflect upon the closure of libraries in the UK under a rainbow cloak of austerity provided by propaganda from the Arts Council England… Rough and straight off the page…
SHHH, BE QUIET!
Pages infuriatingly missing.
Protected them.… READ MORE