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In conversation: the role of the critical friend

12.05.16

Rachel Adam, Director of bait and Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice talk to Eleanor Turney about their relationship and wider scope of the critical friend role.

Mapping Newbiggin, bait. Photo: Jason Thompson

Ten top tips: using stewards at outdoor arts events

25.04.16

Jan Lennox from Watermans and Creative People and Places Hounslow shares her top tips on using stewards to build relationships with audiences at outdoor events

co.LAB.se at Bell Square Hounslow. Image: Vipul Sangoi

Deep Roots Tall Trees - supporting community ownership in the arts

06.01.16

Andrew Ormston, Critical Friend to Made in Corby, looks at how the project is moving beyond co-creation to community leadership

Nikki flying with Frantic Assembly in No Way Back. Photo: Scott Graham

Uncovering the learning of the Creative People and Places programme

16.12.15

Researcher Ruth Melville reflects on what Creative People and Places has achieved so far and where the real challenges lie

LeftCoast Growing People project on the Mereside housing estate. Photo: Jack Boniface

New report shows positive signs of change in areas of low arts engagement

08.12.15

Creative People and Places is reaching people from locations that offer fewer opportunities to engage in the arts and is engaging them in a range of different ways, according to a report published today

Performance of Rush. The Cultural Spring, Sunderland. Photo: Dan Prince

The unusual suspects

04.12.15

Sarah B Davies explores the audience data that shows Creative People and Places is reaching people new to the arts

Same Sky winter lights event in Hounslow. Photo: Vipul Sangoi

Why consortia working is the future

03.12.15

Holly Donagh on new research and the importance of consortium-working for Creative People and Places and beyond

bait workshop with community leaders. Photo: Jason Thompson

Call for papers: People, Place, Power

16.11.15

A call for papers for a national conference underpinned by our learning and other approaches to increase participation in the arts

Colour of Time, Right Up Our Street. Photo: James Mulkeen. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of Global Streets led by Greenwich and Docklands Festival, with support from Right Up Our Street

You're hired: Apprenticeships in the Creative People and Places network

26.10.15

Parminder Dosanjh from Creative Black Country describes an innovative apprenticeship it set up with the local paper and we explore other apprenticeships around the Creative People and Places network

Apprentice Harry working with Market Place. Photo: Rated Media

64 Million everyday artists

09.10.15

Jo Hunter from 64 Million Artists and Rebecca Ball from The Cultural Spring on how self-led participation can transform culture

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