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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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From the Blog

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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Everyone is creative

Posted by Stella Duffy

All too often, and despite the best of intentions, arts and cultural organisations perceive their role to be to increase...

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