Francois MatarassoThanks for visiting this site, which presents my work in community art since the 1980s. Over the years, I’ve played many roles: artist, consultant, writer, researcher, facilitator, board member and others. But my intention has always been the same: to help people achieve their artistic goals on their own terms, because participation in the cultural life of the community is an essential human right.

I’ve worked with inspiring people in the UK, elsewhere in Europe and further afield.  We’ve learnt from each other, and created projects that have made a real difference in people’s lives. On the menu above, you can read more about that work, and download some of the books, research and essays I’ve written about it over the years. It’s not all there yet, but I’m adding to it when I get time.

If you’d like to know more – or if you there’s something I might be able to help with – please get in touch through the contact page – I’m always happy to talk.