Conference proceedings, recorded sessions and materials from the last 10 years of this USA socially engaged arts event. Creative Time, 2020
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.
Annual conference for socially engaged practitioners, this year focussing on creativity and organising in response to Covid-19. Four afternoons of curated presentations and provocations all available to watch at your leisure. Heart of Glass, 2020
A DIY collection sharing reflections, research activities and methods that have emerged during Covid-19. Sections include: Narrating & Documenting, Creative Processes & Arts Practices, Social Engagement & Activism, Collaboration, Live to Digital, Tools & Processes, Reflections & Commentaries. Compiled by Vida Midgelow, 2020.
A classic book that charts the growth of the community arts movement in the UK, its political context and its role in cultural activism. Reissued recently as a free e-book, a useful provocation for contemporary practitioners. Owen Kelly, 1984
This book gives a detailed introduction to Boal’s theories and sets out the different forms of Theatre of the Oppressed, including Image, Invisible and Forum theatre. Also includes many practical theatre games. For many more books by Boal about different aspects of TO look here. Augusto Boal, 1992