Creative Communities

“Community”, especially when used in the term “local community”, is one of those ideas like “participation” or “emancipation” that become immensely popular from time to time and that freely migrate across different contexts when their popularity is at its height. […]

This book presents a number of activities initiated by or addressed to specific groups of people who use artistic means [...]. Read more


Research is “The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions” (Oxford University Press 2012).

This area of the website presents research of three different types: preparatory research into the geographical communities and topics to be investigated by the study trips. This was undertaken by the organisers of the [...]. Read more

Study trip educational module – Staffordshire University (UK), Warsaw University (PL), Vytautas Magnus University (LT)

The module was developed during a process of preparing and organising two study trips in each of three partner countries: Lithuania, Poland and United Kingdom in the period of 2011-2012. The process consisted on ongoing, multilateral consultations and testing each phase of the module by the representatives of the three countries.

The module is ready to apply in different vocational [...]. Read more

“Creative Communities. The experience of cultural animation and community arts” – discussions, project presentations and workshops

12-13 October 2012

Lubelska 30/32,Warsaw 

Discussions, project presentations and workshops that sum up, share the thoughts and results, and open contexts for the LOCALISE project.

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – understanding the region

Klaipėda County

Administrative centre – Klaipėda

Area – 5209 km² (8 % of the area of Lithuania)

Population – 378 843 (11.2 % of the population of Lithuania)

Density – 72.7 per. / km²

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – research questions (UK)

At the planning meeting on 12th June for UK participants on the forthcoming study visit to Lithuania, we agreed on the following questions that will help to focus our research and discussions:

“How do creative arts projects address the universal challenges of fostering well-being, inclusion, resilience and resources?

How do voluntary sector organisations support this?”

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija Study Trip Evaluation – UK participants

Notes from the evaluation session undertaken by the UK participants on August the 7th 2012.


Impact on our thinking and practice:


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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Jane Goetzee’s reflective diary (UK)

27th June 2012

Nida Art Colony

Contemporary art  practice and  art-based radio broadcasts – Neringa FM – on-line to the world but is in Lithuanian language only.

The colony is a department of Kaunas University – the ‘Klaipeda dept’. Linus = manager for 5.5 years, but the new centre opened only 1.5 years ago.

The centre is aimed at 20 – 30 year old art students, and provides live-in [...]. Read more

(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija and (PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Reflection by Ray Thorley

The study trip through Lithuania was full of personal enrichment and wonderful new experiences.

Overall the study group looked at communication and participation within communities.

However, my interest and observations were drawn to and, focus on young peoples desires to become involved or otherwise in community activities and projects.

To understand the views and opinions of the [...]. Read more

(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Greta Klimaviciute-Minkstimiene’s reflective diary (LT)

28th June (Thursday)

On this day all travelers (WE ) stood up, eat and went on day trip. We were in Exhibition hall and Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre ( ). In Exhibition hall was 11 artist exhibition. It is project “Between”. Works of art in the exhibition – includes a new abstraction, the art of the new specification.

Here we [...]. Read more