(PL) Podlasie: Reflection of Rūta Morkūnaitė (LT)

Though this Localise trip over all was 5th, for me it was the first one. During the project we’ve visited lot of places, villages, tiny burgs, townships, communities and in every place we met people, who are using art (some form of art) as a tool to make a change in their community or ethnic group. The artists’ endeavour to incorporate people to some artistic activities is based not on [...]. Read more

(PL) Podlasie: A Cultural Animation project for the UK? – Janine Goldsworthy (UK)

Many of our conversations before we (the UK participants) left for the second visit to Poland centred around the terms and meanings of Artist/Community artist and/or Participatory artist and what assumptions people make of those terms in the UK art world. I had a bit of an epiphany on my visit to Poland and realised that perhaps I am not an Artist, Community artist or a Participatory [...]. Read more

(PL) Podlasie: Reflections on returning from Poland’s Podlasie region (UK)

Before setting off to Poland the group of 6 people who went to Poland as the British group had 3 meetings where we discussed the information that had been sent to us and our preconceptions prior to leaving.  We arrived at the following questions.

1)    What is the role of a cultural animator? What is the role of the Artist?

2)    Are projects led by professionals or volunteers?

3)    [...]. Read more