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Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives

Journal article
Authors Andrea Phillips
Published in Stages: Liverpool Biennial Journal
Issue 5
Pages 1-3
ISSN 2399-9675
Publication year 2016
Published at Valand Academy
Pages 1-3
Language en
Keywords community arts participation sociality
Subject categories Arts, Other Humanities


The conference Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives took place in November 2015. It sought to position ongoing and historical projects made by artists with and alongside communities in the context of contemporary social engagement discourse. In developing the conference, Sally Tallant, myself and our co-workers at Liverpool Biennial and the Black-E, Liverpool, wished to address an endemic problem within the arts which is enabled by three things in particular: firstly, the post-relational aesthetics reinvention of subject-object connections within the arts under the terms of new forms of utopian communicability rendered both investable, collectable and fashionable; secondly, the desperate enforcement of participatory practices by funding bodies under pressure to justify in governmentalised terms their spend on the otherwise elite arts in the UK context; and, thirdly, the erasure of the term ‘community’ within artistic, art theoretical and more general discourse and practice over the past 20 years.

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