François Matarasso: A Restless Art - 50 years of British community art in theory and practice
François Matarasso has worked in community arts since 1981 as an artist, producer, researcher, writer and trainer. He has published influential work on the social outcomes of participation in the arts, and on the history, theory and practice of community art. He works freelance with arts organisations, foundations and public bodies, and has experience of community-based cultural work in about 40 countries. His latest book, A Restless Art, will be published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2018. For more information see http://arestlessart.com
Matarasso’s open lecture is organised jointly by the ArtsEqual Research Initiative, CUPORE Centre for Culture Policy Research and the University of the Arts Helsinki’s CERADA Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts.