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About the Inquiry

The Inquiry seeks to increase awareness of the civic role that arts organisations play nationally and in their communities. Through research and consultation we want to develop understanding of what constitutes ‘next practice’ and create a movement of organisations committed to demonstrating it.

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Recent Publications

Phase 1 Briefing note

This briefing note summarises the different elements of research and consultation that have comprised Phase 1 of the Inquiry...

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Advisory Panel discussion summary

What are the key themes for Phase 1 of the Inquiry?

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Place, Politics, Power event

Posted by Sam Cairns

On the 8th December 2016 the Inquiry held an event 'Place, Politics, Power: What is the Civic Role of Arts...

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Should arts organisations have a civic role?

Posted by Sam Cairns

As Project Director for the Inquiry I’ve been privileged to take part in lots of different discussions around the country...

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