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Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art: The British Community Arts Movement
Funding from the University of Manchester has enabled free online access to this new book edited by Alison Jeffers and Gerri Moriarty
Based on the words and experiences of the people involved, this book tells the story of the community arts movement in the UK, and, through a series of essays, assesses its influence on present day participatory arts practices. Part I offers the first comprehensive account of the movement, its history, rationale and modes of working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Part II brings the work up to the present, through a scholarly assessment of its influence on contemporary practice that considers the role of technologies and networks, training, funding, commissioning and curating socially engaged art today.

Reading this book for free has been enabled by institutional funds from the University of Manchester. Just follow the link below:
Website: www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/culture-democracy-and-the-right-to-make-art-the-british-community-arts-movement/