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News from the Inquiry

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The Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations has been very quiet over the past few months as we processed all the...

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Scoping Research: Expressions of interest invited

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We are seeking to recruit one or more individuals or organisations to undertake scoping research to inform thinking about how...

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Place, Politics, Power event

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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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Why now?

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Why is this a good time to have an inquiry into the civic role of arts organisations?

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Could the Inquiry unearth a new way of approaching...

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We have been very heartened that a couple of people from the arts sector have written to us about diversity since we...

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Artist Commissions

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As part of the Inquiry, What Next? and Locality have commissioned three artists to create work with underserved communities...

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Deep Dive location studies

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We are pleased to announce we will be working with What Next? Chapters in Sunderland, Basingstoke, Nottingham,Yarmouth and...

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Help us build a picture of the civic role of arts...

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We want to know what you think the civic role of arts organisations should be.

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