Calling question: What do “quality” and “excellence” mean in participatory arts practice?

The words ‘excellence’ and ‘quality’ are frequently cited in English cultural policy. This event was an opportunity for participatory artists and arts organisations to come together with peers to articulate what they mean in our sector.

Speakers included:

Matt Peacock, Arts and Homelessness International

Ithalia Forel, Movema

Rob Brannen, De Montfort University

Joyce Lee, Mind the Gap

Lee Brennan, Leeds 2023

Download the Jam Board co-created by the event’s participants or view the images below.

Speaker presentations

Watch the video of the speaker’s opening provocations.