This is a weekly series of articles curated by Voluntary Arts and authored by cultural thinkers and doers. The series will be published between November 2017 and February 2018. It is being shaped in response to the emerging practice of cultural commoning and as a way of articulating ideas that have arisen in conversations about Our Cultural Commons over the past two years across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Our intention is that the series will help make visible the cultural commons in action and will encourage new approaches to sustaining creative cultural activity in local places. And we hope that the articles and the conversation they stimulate will contribute to the forming of ever more enabling cultural policy.
David Francis of TRACS describes how The People's Parish projects connects with local culture across ScotlandRead more
Daria Stenina of Cardboardia explains the origins of the planet's most friendly and creative countryRead more
Beeban Kidron OBE discusses the unique power of convening in real life and her work in the digital worldRead more
Robert Livingstone questions how Scotland's cultural ecology operatesRead more
Jamie Gahlon's case story of Boston-based knowledge commons by and for the theatre communityRead more
Nat O'Connor of Ulster University considers cultural commoning and its effects on our societyRead more
Kevin Murphy & Denis Stewart introduce our new series of articles on cultural commoningRead more