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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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Grand Union Orchestra

"We have musicians from pretty much every major musical culture, and our shows represent their experiences: of...

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Contact Theatre

“All our engagement and training programmes are free, our ticket prices are really low, and the resource that other...

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Gap Filler

“The external version is a term more like 'joyful participation'. We’re trying to grow an understanding that...

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Welfare State International

A case study from arts writer Francois Matarasso

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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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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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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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