Author: Mary Cloake
WE DON’T NEE…
An urgent programme to reimagine the future of arts and culture
20th July – 11th September 2020
CULTURE RESET was created as a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices.
Born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people, the programme provided expert support and dynamic stimulus for 192 arts and cultural producers, makers and directors across the UK over the summer of 2020.
You can find out more information on who was involved here. And we invite you to explore the public resources of the programme below to support your own thinking, plans, actions, dialogue and connections.
The programme was a people make it work project devised and produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem and funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the people make it work team.
“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.“
Arundhati Roy, April 2020
Much of the content produced for Culture Reset – videos, podcasts and resources – is available here for you to explore. We hope as many people as possible will engage in the themes and contribute widely to the debate at #CultureReset.
And here are a collection of provocations and reflections from the CULTURE RESET assemblies
Resources to kick-start rethinking your practice or your organisation. We’ve found these really helpful in opening up how to map what you know, test out new approaches, scope what the future might look like and plot your new directions. Our top five podcasts, provocations, reports and tools around the theme of #CultureReset.
Video on the future of funding
Video on arts and health and the opportunities (and challenges) the sector might face
Video on the challenges and opportunities of making theatre by, with and for, evertone.
DR JAMES DOESER
gives a detailed overview of the power of research in the context of communities and audiences.
This is the team of facilitators, programme directors and producers that supported the participants over the 8 weeks programme.
The Hub was created as a space for the 192 participants on the Culture Reset summer 2020 programme. It provided an access point for information about groups, facilitators, tasks and exercises, times and programme structure.
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