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Hello, and thanks for visiting this site, which is about my work in community art. For nearly 40 years, I’ve been a freelance artist, writerconsultant,  researcher, facilitator and trainer. Although there’s been a huge diversity in that work, 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. My current work, A Restless Art, is about all those ideas. It has its own website and a book will be published in November 2018.

Cabbage field opera group photo
Community Art Training School, Kaunas (Lithuania) June 2018

I’ve worked with inspiring people in the UK, throughout in Europe and further afield—Colombia, Japan, Burkina Faso, Tadjikistan…  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.