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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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Yorkshire Dance

"Dance has a real answer to some of the biggest problems around health and equalities, because unlike other art forms it...

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Bluecoat

"We aim to reflect the diversity of our community, and to complete the circle on our civic role by showing art that is...

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The Albany

"There is a tendency for people to come in, turn things around and then go on to do that elsewhere; but actually the...

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Boston AIR

"We want to maintain involvement in order to engage and support artists, but also keep a balance where they aren't...

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Belarus Free Theatre

"It’s not necessary to put a tough message right into your face: we put it across in a very engaging, participatory...

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Entelechy Arts

“What happens if you make visible people who are invisible?”

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Effervescent

"We want to make the world better not just by making beautiful things, but by changing young people’s lives and public...

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LIFT

"If you want to develop a project in a place, you can't go in with an existing idea, you have to sit in that space...

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Duckie

"We are queer and you can feel that coming out in the body of the work."

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Grizedale

"The idea here has been that we don't fund village activity, we take part in it as a participant."

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