ArtWorks Alliance

ArtWorks Alliance is the new UK umbrella for organisations with strategic or development interests in any branch of participatory arts, including community arts, socially-engaged arts, voluntary arts, and arts in education and learning. ArtWorks Alliance was created by the six national art form organisations that worked together through ArtWorks Navigator.

We are driven by a passion for participatory arts and a belief that collaborating to strengthen support for artists will bring benefits for everyone involved. It will lift the practice to a new level of confidence, recognition and ambition, leading to higher quality experiences for participants.

ArtWorks: Developing practice in participatory settings was originally developed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. In 2015 the Foundation awarded funding to the ArtWorks Alliance to take this work forward.