Cultural Democracy in Practice – Links

For those of you reading the guide in print – here is a list of websites and online resources referred to in the document: 64 Million Artists: https://www.64millionartists.com Case study websites: Creative People and Places: http://www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk/ Fun Palaces: http://funpalaces.co.uk/ Battersea Arts Centre: http://www.bac.org.uk Derby Museums: https://www.derbymuseums.org/ Scottee and Friends: https://www.scottee.co.uk/ Citizen Curators: https://www.cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk/citizen-curators/ Shop Front: http://www.theatreabsolute.co.uk/shop-front-theatre/…

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Launch of Cultural Democracy in Practice Report

Cultural Democracy in Practice A new guide commissioned by Arts Council England We’re delighted to announce the publication today of a brand new 36 page guide exploring how to embed democratic practice within arts and cultural organisations. Earlier this year, we were commissioned by Arts Council England to write a guide for organisations on the principles…

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Cultural Democracy in Practice – Scene & Heard

Scene & Heard Scene & Heard delivers a fundamental element of cultural democracy: creativity in the hands of the participant, facilitated by the host organisation. A unique mentoring project in Somers Town, Camden London, Scene & Heard uses high-quality theatre as a tool to boost the self-esteem and raise the aspirations of young people from…

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Cultural Democracy in Practice – Citizen Curators

Citizen Curators, Cornwall Museums Partnership Citizen Curators is a collaboration between Dr Tehmina Goskar and Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP). It was piloted in 2017/18 as part of the Arts Council England Change Makers programme with volunteers from Royal Cornwall Museum (RCM). Aiming to move away from a tradition of museums just wanting to do things…

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Cultural Democracy in Practice – Cambridgeshire Libraries

Cambridgeshire Libraries – The Library Presents It would be difficult to write a guide to Cultural Democracy, and certainly democratic use of space without mentioning libraries. Much of the main Cultural Democracy guide has indeed been written in an East London library, alongside young women studying for their GCSE’s, people looking for jobs, toddlers eating…

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We are hiring! Join us as our new Communications and Community Coordinator

Join the team! We’re looking for a new temporary member of staff to support the team during what is a busy time for the company, especially on our communications. We run the January Challenge – a 31 day programme where we send out a short creative challenge every day for people to Do, Think about…

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Three exciting artists announced for our summer workshops

We’re delighted to announce the three fabulous artists from the fields of visual art, performance, writing and music who will be joining us for our Creativity in Mind workshops in August. As well as leading creative exercises, our artists will be helping the group develop challenges for our large scale creativity and wellbeing programmes in…

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Explore your creativity and develop wellbeing!

We’re looking for 10 members of the public to take part in 3 creativity workshops in London this August. Part of our Creativity in Mind project with University College London, the workshops will involve a mix of experiences and discussions led by four exciting artists from different backgrounds. The aim is to develop simple creative…

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A short film about creativity in later life

We’ve just completed a 2-year project with Leicester Ageing Together to explore the impact of digital technology on the creativity and wellbeing of older people. The project was generously funded by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation. This short film, made by Leicester resident Steven Friendship, captures the wonderful spirit of the Leicester participants. Enjoy…

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Cultural Democracy – a blog post by Ed Ikin

“Do something utterly different from your day job, when will you get this chance again?”, the wise words of my friend Jonny, travelling with me on the journey of self-discovery that is the Clore Fellowship. My day job is curator of Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden. It involves plants, seeds, horticulture, woods, meadows and occasionally…

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