''Susan Jones asks the question: are traditional arts organisations the best vehicles for meaningful participation or should we be looking elsewhere?'
Guardian's Culture Professional Network blog, see here for the full article Pitching up: where is the place for art?
She questions whether traditional arts organisations will in future be the best vehicles for meaningful participation, or should we be looking elsewhere for alternatives to art world institutional models. Drawing on Conrad Atkinson's Critical Mats, Arts Council England policy statements, declining gallery visitor numbers, the Centro Niemeyer in Spain and the
Citizen Power programme in Peterborough and other projects that have responded to the challenges of our fast-changing world, she suggest the place for art might be 'in temporary institutions that can quickly foster meaningful, timely participation and create a bigger bounce".
Cited in A-N Magazine NEWS, February 2012. A place for art at www.a-n.co.uk/place_for_art
The full version of her discussion can be read here or viewed via http://vimeo.com/35635192