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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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National Theatre

Being able to entertain people, challenge them – not necessarily to change their minds, but to think differently about...

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National Theatre Wales

"You can make great theatre without dialogue, but it doesn't have the same resonance if you don’t understand the...

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MIMA - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

“Where people come together to make workshops, but also to talk about how we make a society in more general terms: what do...

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The Lightbox

“How do you retain those community roots while being a successful and sustainable gallery?”

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New Adventures

"Projects for children and people and communities. There is a uniqueness to that: we're an international and...

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British Paraorchestra

“People are rampantly moved and uplifted and inspired by the project, because they realise that there are no barriers to...

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PELE

"We cannot work for social transformation, or social change, if we only think about one show, one experience. So there...

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Roundhouse

“When you’re talking to the media about young people, all that many of them really want to know is a rags-to-riches...

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Ruido Photo

“We think that part of our job is not only to produce the journalism but also to be the media. Our experience of trying to...

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Sage Gateshead

“What we’ve been doing over the past few months is going to community centres and libraries through Gateshead, and not...

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SAMP

"In an art project it’s much more easy to involve different people with different ideologies, economic conditions and...

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Poet in the City

"One of the biggest reasons people don’t come to poetry is because they can’t see how it’s relevant to them, so by...

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