A new online book called 'Conducting Participatory Arts Projects: A Practical Toolkit', edited by Professor Raphael Vella and Research Support Officer Ms Margerita Pule has just been published by the University of Lapland.
Featuring texts contributed to by other faculty members (Dr Isabelle Gatt, Professor Milosh Raykov and Research Support Officers Mr Aidan Celeste and Dr Karsten Xuereb), this toolkit is intended to help artists and arts researchers to plan, organise, document and evaluate participatory arts projects in different contexts.
Its publication evolved in the context of a Europe-wide research project funded by the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. This research project – Acting on the Margins: Arts as Social Sculpture (AMASS) – is an arts-based three-year project (2020-2023) that aims to bring people based in different European contexts together with artists to work collaboratively on creative and experimental research.
The publication is freely accessible online.