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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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Why do we talk about ‘the arts’?

Posted by David Jubb

If you listen to people talk about arts and culture in the UK, whether they are journalists, or people who run arts...

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Chaotic, cruel and unknowable

Posted by Dominic Gray

In 2016 the challenges facing society can appear chaotic, cruel and unknowable. To understand and make positive change we...

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How arts organisations can teach us to build a...

Posted by Stella Toonen

On 27 July What Next? and the Inquiry held a roundtable discussion where young arts people were asked to explain what roles...

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What is, and what should be the civic role of arts...

Posted by Simeon Yates

Prof. Simeon Yates from the Institute of Cultural Capital, the Inquiry Research partner, writes about developing a definition...

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Defining civic role in the UK and US

Posted by Dr James Doeser

To kick start the current Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations, King’s College London was commissioned to a...

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Why now?

Posted by Sam Cairns

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...

Posted by Sam Cairns

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

Posted by Sam Cairns

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

Posted by Sam Cairns

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...

Posted by Sam Cairns

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

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