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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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Streetwise Opera/With One Voice

"We work in enabling homeless people to go into arts venues, to perform, to take part in workshops, to go on theatre...

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Good Chance

"There was a need to express, and a need to come together. It wasn't so much people telling their story, it was...

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YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival

"In our culture there is no such thing really as visual art or dance or theatre or music – they’re all elements of...

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Situations

"Bringing about change does not necessarily happen through direct action in this kind of work, but by unlocking...

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Derby Museums

“The challenge that we've set ourselves is to take that first principle of being somewhere that everybody can access...

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Shetland Arts Development Agency

"I’ve moved away from talking about us as an arts organisation: I talk about it as being part of the live, work...

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People United

"The arts are brilliant at changing the way we see the world, connecting people, enabling us to step into other...

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Battersea Arts Centre

"I can hand on heart say that the mission is to inspire creative risks, and very quickly people understand in shared...

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Melbourne Arts House

"Civic responsibility is such a huge concept, with so many facets, and so many ways that could be expressed, that in...

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Ministry of Stories

"The way our cities are constructed often makes it feel like people are separated and only out for themselves, but...

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Deep Center, Georgia, USA

"We're trying to create a space where young people have a chance to think about those representations, and to think...

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Forklift Danceworks, Texas USA

"Everyone is inherently creative... We're working to reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary, finding inspiration...

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