Theatre of the Oppressed in Practice Today

An excellent overview of how Theatre of the Oppressed has evolved and is being practiced internationally today, with tips, principles, case studies and conversations. A most useful read for practitioners. Ali Campbell, 2019 

A Restless Art: How Participation Won and Why it Matters

A fantastic overview of the development of participatory arts, with historical context, analysis of themes and principles and a clear understanding of where we are and how we got here. A must read. More resources on the supporting website. Francois Matarasso, 2019 

ArtWorks Alliance

An online resource for participatory arts in the UK that grew out of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation initiative to improve and develop practice. With an extensive knowledge bank, a monthly newsletter and upcoming projects. ArtWorks Alliance, live 

A Blade of Grass

An on-line magazine about art and social engagement hosted by US company Blade of Grass, with case studies and thought provoking articles that resonate internationally. A Blade of Grass, live

Repository for Arts Health Resources

An online resource of all things arts and health related, from a timeline of the development of the field in the UK, to a repository of all the significant publications to guides and toolkits. Repository for Arts & Health Resources, live 

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

A detailed description and analysis of practice, impact, policy and funding of all aspects of arts, health and wellbeing in the UK today.  All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, 2017 

Power Up

An inspiring ‘think piece’ that explores power and shared decision making in participatory arts, looking at the ethics, values and politics of the work. An important read for all in the sector.  Chrissie Tiller, 2017