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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. 

  Some of the big questions that underpin many collaborative practices are unpicked: power, reciprocity, cultural capital, participation, values, ethics, collaboration, and politics. Throughout are contextual reminders and cautionary notes to think about when aiming for truly participatory relationships in the arts.   For a practical companion piece to Power Up, see our Shared Decision-Making Toolkit   Read our  joint foreword to Power Up and the Shared Decision-Making Toolkit