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CPP Lockdown Learning Case Studies

The 5 Case Studies have been gathered together here and can be downloaded or viewed on Issuu online. 

 

 

 

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Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities

This report by Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice was commissioned by the Creative People and Places network to explore and contextualise leadership approaches across the Creative People and Places programme and to consider the impact and learning from this for the wider sector. 

 

Mark describes a framework for an open, collaborative style of working with others which tends to decentralise and flatten authority, bringing many more voices into leadership and decision-making than typical hierarchical structures.

 

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From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

There are a range of approaches to working with artists across the 21 CPP Places and CPP network commissioned this research in order to understand the wider impact that the programme is having on artistic practice and the cultural sector. The research is more widely relevant to anyone involved in commissioning artists to collaborate with communities.

 

It uses Creative People and Places practice as the starting point but pulls out transferable learning about what works when commissioning socially engaged art - for artists, for commissioners and for communities. 

 

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Changing the cultural landscape isn't too mighty a task

Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice reflects on the themes and learning emerging from our People Place Power conference 2018.

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"It’s not somebody coming in to tell us we’re so uneducated we need to draw pictures”

Mapping and analysis of engagement approaches across the Creative People and Places programme by Sarah Boiling and Clare Thurman

 

Audience engagement is at the heart of the CPP programme, and this research aims to:

 

  • map and analyse the range of different approaches to engage new audiences that are being used across the network
  • identify the success factors and challenges of these approaches
  • share the learning and insights gained by CPP Places to support audience engagement

 

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Persistent Encounter

This think piece by Karen Smith was commissioned by the Creative People and Places (CPP) network and explores the language, relationship and potential impact of CPP in achieving and measuring social capital and social change.

 

Persistent Encounter is in three parts. Part 1 outlines a broad range of research around the concept of social capital, the language used, and the measurement of social capital.

 

Part 2 investigates the impact of the Creative People and Places programme on social capital through the creative practices of the CPP projects.

 

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Shared Decision-Making Toolkit

This practical resource shares examples, tips and tools drawn from Creative People and Places, showing how projects have involved local people in project-level decision-making.

 

It presents a range of approaches and learning that we hope will help inform thinking in the wider cultural sector. Woven throughout the resource are questions and quotes drawn from Chrissie Tiller’s Power Up, posed as thinking points.

 

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Power Up

This think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking from CPP directors, community managers and other team members, artists and project critical friends. 

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Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster

This report by Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice identifies key learning from the Creative People and Places programme up until December 2016. This is the second learning summary for Creative People and Places (CPP), following 2015's  Building Whilst Flying by Ruth Melville and Ben Morgan.

 

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People Place Power Conference Report

This brief report by Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice aims to give a flavour of the content and style of our People, Place, Power conference in September 2016, and of some of the learning that came out of it. Individual presentations and films of the keynote presentations can be found on the conference web page.

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