In 2016, The Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations was launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) to celebrate our 60th anniversary. The Inquiry was guided by an expert panel and International Reference Group. This website was set up during the Inquiry phase as an independent hub for news and resources related to the Inquiry.
As we transitioned from Phase One of the programme (research and consultation) to Phase 2, we dropped the words ‘The Inquiry’ from our name. We are now focused on what advocacy influence and approaches we need to undertake to bring about systemic change.
We have decided to host the Civic Role hub on the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) website as we move forward with Phase 2. This website will remain as an archive site, where all the resources and news features will still be accessible.
You can still use the sign-up form on the homepage to subscribe to our civic role newsletter.