Inspire: a UK participatory public art evaluation (PLA 55)

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Published: December 2006
Participatory Learning and Action
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Participatory Learning and Action 55: Practical tools for community conservation in southern Africa

In: PLA 55.

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Christopher and Joanne Hartworth describe their experiences of doing a participatory evaluation of the Inspire public art programme in South East Northumberland, UK. The evaluation sought to find out whether several of Inpsire’s key objectives were achieved. The authors raise a number of interesting issues about using participatory approaches in public art programmes.

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Hartworth, C. and Hartworth, J. (2006). Inspire: a UK participatory public art evaluation (PLA 55). .
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