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Municipal Artist Partnerships

An excellent toolkit, described as: A “relationship guide” to forging strong and sustainable creative partnerships between local governments and artists. USA specific but with lots of relevance for practitioners internationally. Blade of Grass / Animating Democracy, 2020.

Proof of the Pudding

A resource for artists to help them demonstrate the value and impact of participatory arts and develop partnerships for funding work. Produced in collaboration with Artworks Alliance. People Dancing, 2020.

Quality Principles

A publication to guide participatory artists in thinking about the quality of their work. ArtWorks Cymru, 2019.

Beautiful Rising

This toolbox catalogues a broad range of principles and tactics for activism. Whilst not strictly developed from arts practices, it provides explanations to theories and movements that have informed participatory theatre and is useful for arts activists. Beautiful Rising, 2019

Imaginings: A DIY guide to arts-based community dialogue

Imaginings are art-infused gatherings for community visioning, inviting diverse groups of artists, organisers, and community members to envision their communities’ futures. The toolkit includes historical context as well as tools for project management and delivery. US Dept. Arts & Culture, 2019

The Citizen’s Handbook

A toolkit for community-based activism covering community engagement, facilitation and community organisation. The toolkit is useful for practitioners seeking to understand group dynamics, sustainable community engagement. Citizen’s Handbook, 2019