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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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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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MCA Denver

“We don’t think about it as simply a place of exhibitions. We really see ourselves as a machine that creates meaning in...

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Takumã Kuikuro

"There are many artists in our community: people who create the sacred flutes that we play; people who know the songs...

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Improbable

"With improvisation you have to step into a space and not know what’s going to happen or who might take control, or...

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Oberliht

"We try to regain access to social and cultural spaces and bring back some of those lost functionalities – so that the...

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Artes Mundi

"If we focus on the themes and ideas, people forget that it's contemporary art, and that it's...

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