Shared decision-making

Collaborating with local people to shape relevant and inspiring arts programmes.

This resource gives examples of shared decision-making from across the CPP programme. It includes case studies, tools and tips to help you think strategically, recruit, deliver collaboratively and reflect together.

This resource is for you if… You are:

⊲ an arts practitioner
⊲ a creative producer
⊲ an organisation of any size …with a mission to engage local people in arts, culture and creativity.

You want:

⊲ to develop locally-resonant, creative programming by involving your local community in sharing decisions to shape it.

It was published in 2017.

Shared Decision-Making


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Nov 06, 2019
By ADESTE Consortium
Nov 06, 2019

ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School "Empowering audiences, reimagining culture" is the first one of a series of 3 that will be developed in 2019 // 2020 // 2021, in the framework of the ADESTE+ project. It was from September 23 to 27, 2019 at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

The ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of audience development and invites them to engage proactively with participating organizations, practitioners and experts.

This is the fourth day video:

EMPOWERING AUDIENCES, REIMAGINING CULTURE LECTURE CULTURAL DEMOCRACY - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Steven Hadley, National University of Ireland Galway

Ana Žuvela, Institute for Development and International Relations [keynote speakers]

Dea Vidović, Kultura Nova Foundation [moderator]

PERPETUAL RETURN OR ON BEING INCLUDED: AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN…

Wayne Modest, Research Center of Material Culture [keynote speaker]

Susana Gomes da Silva, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian [moderator]


Mar 22, 2019
By Mar Dixon
Mar 22, 2019

How to you pull people from different sectors together to build an unknown outcome in 3 days? Started with seeing tweets from France and then wanting to get involved in something I didn’t really know what it was. It is something you have to experience to appreciate. I went to MuseoMix in France 2012 and even though didn’t understand language, knew the framework was something that could really remix and shake up museums!

The key idea was allowing other sectors to have input. For our first year, it was a little complicated getting a community but I called in favors from friends and paid them with cake and smiles. I knew they would get something out of it. Up until our first day, there was confusion but with the framework that allows for growth with some guidance the community was able to achieve a level of re-thinking they did not think would be possible. Since then we have done another MuseomixUK and rebranded to Open Community Lab to branch out to health care and other sectors.

Video of Mar DIXON (Open Community Lab and MuseomixUK, UK) at the Conference Marketing de las Artes in Madrid 2016. 


By Maison des Metallos Paris, France
Feb 13, 2018

The XIX century building that now hosts Maison des Metallos (MdM)  was a former music instruments factory, and then became headquarters of the Union Fraternelle des Métallos, a situation that lasted for 60 years and that left an important legacy in terms of place identity. Since the Union left in 1997, the building was run by a committee of inhabitants of the neighbourhood, who occupied it because they felt it was part of local identity. They were concerned about the forthcoming gentrification, which was starting at that time in the former working class neighbourhood. This sense of belonging of the local community had an important role in pushing the municipality of Paris to buy the venue, but also created at first some tension with the occupants as the city decided to convert it in a cultural venue run by an appointed director, that opened in 2007. So the first audience “issue” that MdM had to face, was to find the way to involve and resolve this tension. The relationship with the associations and former occupants took time to be reconstructed, but it’s today an important part of the identity of MdM and of its relation with the neighbourhood.


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