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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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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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Fun Palaces

"The Fun Palace idea that it is whatever you want to do can be really liberating for people like us – people who are...

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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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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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