The AHRC Creative Margins Network
The network responds to the Culture White Paper’s (CM 9218) expectation that all museums, theatres, galleries, opera houses or arts groups that receive government money “should reach out to everyone, regardless of their background”.
The challenge is to develop new models for effective partnerships in specific local communities that move beyond performative acts of accountability and genuinely reach groups who would not usually gain access to arts and art institutions
The aim is to share knowledge across the fields and disciplines of Art and youth/community work by opening spaces for discussion and critical debate.
The network will facilitate a series five one-day regional meetings in 2018 across England and Wales (Bradford, Brighton, Cardiff, London, and Manchester).
Planning meeting one
Planning meeting two – notes
Creative Margins: Bringing a radical democratic Youth and Community Work perspective to socially engaged arts practice
Just outside Cardiff there’s a new open Museum of Welsh Life: St Fagans. There’s an indoor skate park in Brighton Youth Centre, with wide windows
“Check your privilege, check your difference, check your motivations, check your relevance and check your workforce”
“Check your privilege, check your difference, check your motivations, check your relevance and check your workforce” Young Poet, Kareem Parkins-Brown’s advice to arts organisations wanting
London Youth recently released their report: “A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities The research is based