Mary Schwarz
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Check out Alan Lyddiard's Favourite Top 10 Community Arts Projects ... what are yours?Continue

Started Mar 5, 2014

Quality contributions

François Matarasso has recently published a very interesting essay Creative Progression: Reflections on quality in participatory arts, which you can find on his website…Continue

Tags: Quality

Started Dec 1, 2013

Guardian article on HE and community arts projects

Education for arts in participatory settings in a national broadsheet...…Continue

Started May 9, 2013


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The train has left the Platform...

Nicola Turner writes…

When I was asked to curate a series of Platforms, the remit was to examine issues around ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings with the aspiration of reaching a wider community of practice. Speakers selected were to be working in the field, generating practice, and the seminars were aimed at an audience interested in finding out more about the learning from ArtWorks and the wider debate around developing practice.…


Posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:30

Work that's important... for young and old

Kathryn Deane writes...

I like Youth Music’s music mentoring programme. It’s not mentoring in music – it’s mentoring through music. Here’s an example from Noise Solution, working with young people involved in the child and adolescent mental health service, CAMHS.

At first…


Posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:30

Still, Understanding

Catherine Cartwright writes...

What relevance does the concept still have for participatory practice? This piece is a reflection on the role of the artist in participatory practice, drawn from my current residency at a women’s refuge and my previous project work with vulnerable women.  Through exploring still’s definition and connotations I propose an alternative framework for viewing…


Posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:00

Biting the hand that feeds

Anthony Schrag writes...

I am a practice-based PhD fellow at Newcastle University and my research explores the intersection of the institution, the artist and the public in the realm of ‘participatory arts’.


This research is relevant for two main reasons – firstly, as this genre becomes more established (and popular), there is a need to explore how participation projects are being implemented…


Posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 — 8 Comments

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