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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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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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Case Study

Hull's Freedom Festival

“To keep a festival innovative, you've got to keep moving it, keep surprising people, be brave and do new things, and...

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What Next? - North Manchester

A documentary film from Kyle Walker (Creative Experts, Contact)

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Cake and creative conversations

A film about the artist commission Cake and creative conversations from Phase 1 of the Inquiry.

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Sticking together

A short film about the Sticking Together artist commission we ran as part of Phase 1 of the Inquiry.

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Briefing

Phase 1 Briefing note

This briefing note summarises the different elements of research and consultation that have comprised Phase 1 of the Inquiry...

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Advisory Panel discussion summary

What are the key themes for Phase 1 of the Inquiry?

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The civic role of arts organisations: A...

We asked King's College London to prepare this literature review as the foundation for the Inquiry.

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Our Museum - The Lightbox

The aim for The Lightbox is to fundamentally change from an organisation that makes offerings (educational, exhibitions...

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Arts and civic engagement toolkit

As part of the Animating Democracy programme from Americans for the Arts they have created a suite of tools to help...

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Understanding the value of arts and culture

Report outlining the findings of the three year Arts and Humanities Research Council Cultural Value Project.

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