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A curated collection of case studies, tools and guidance relevant to the civic role of arts organisations.

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Baxter Theatre

"Our work is there to challenge and to unify the community around us: so again it’s about integration, but it’s also...

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Public Art Agency Sweden

"The whole idea is that we continuously need to ask ourselves: what are artists actually doing, and do we need to work...

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The non existent Center

"We are trying to find new tools and a new way to understand a critical public art, and to understand our conditions...

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Redes da Maré

"Our mission has always been to make a structural difference in our community: to think about the reality of those 16...

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Amber

“It’s not just about what you do as an artist, it’s what people are doing through you: genuinely opening up to thinking...

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Footscray Community Arts Centre

"We’re not apologetic about how political we are, and we look forward to the day when things that are deemed to be...

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Amani Peoples Theatre

"People have solutions to the problems that affect them. What they lack is the space for dialogue on these problems. APT...

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Exeko

"Eleven years ago I was fighting to use 'social inclusion' instead of 'social integration' and...

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH)

"We've spent the past six years focused on this local community – but there's an argument for adding an...

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Conflictorium

"We discuss the presence of conflict, so that it doesn't escalate and transform into violence."

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The Laundromat Project

“It's meeting people where they are and being embedded in a neighbourhood, to connect and empower artists of colour...

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

"We see everything that we do as BSO output. Whether that’s a symphonic concert or it’s two musicians working in a...

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