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Community Arts Illustrated

An important feature of Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art (http://bloomsbury.com/uk/culture-democracy-and-the-right-to-make-art-9781474258357/) is the wonderful set of illustrations created for the book by Jennifer Williams, founder of the Centre for Creative Communities. The final chapter describes how Jennifer worked … Continue reading

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Good News for 2017

  Happy New Year!  And we can start it off with some good news! ‘Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art’, a book about the British Community Arts Movement, co-edited by Alison Jeffers and Gerri Moriarty has now been … Continue reading

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Live Well:Make Art

A group of health professionals, arts activists, academics and cultural producers in Greater Manchester have been discussing links between arts and health and whether connections between the two can be explored though the idea of social movements. Alan Higgins, the … Continue reading

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Fighting Talk -the story of the Craigmillar Film Society

There are days when even the most enthusiastic arts activist can feel uninspired. If you’re having one of those days – even if you’re not having one of those days – I’d recommend spending 15 minutes watching this great film … Continue reading

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The art of hospitality

Over the last year Alison has been working on a research project with three refugee organisations in Bristol – Bristol Hospitality Network, Dignity of Asylum Seekers and Barton Hill Walled Garden. Alison, Emily Cuming from the University of Leeds and … Continue reading

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The Right to Make Art

  We’re really pleased to post this short film, ‘The Right to Make Art’   – thanks very much to Annie Woodson, the film-maker, who has made sense of our complex brief to her and edited  hours of footage of the … Continue reading

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Participation and community plays

Part of the reason for setting up this blog was to post about academic research to an audience who might not otherwise read it – academic books are expensive and articles are often only accessible to those in academic institutions … Continue reading

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