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.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks Development Grants, Year 2 Evaluation

Following the end of the ArtWorks initiative, Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has continued to fund a range of activity to explore how artists could be better supported in developing their practice in participatory settings. In 2013, as part of the initiative, PHF funded seven projects through small development grants; in 2015 PHF decided to fund a further group of six projects, all with activity taking place between July 2015 and March 2016 (and some with activity continuing beyond this time). Each of the projects has received between £3,200 and £3,500. In addition, Creative Scotland funded a project which had applied through the PHF funding process, at a similar amount.

You can read the Evaluation Report and the case studies here:

Evaluation Report pdf

FEAST Case Study pdf

Torbay Case Study pdf

SNAP Case Study pdf

Aberdeen Case Study pdf

West Lothian Case Study pdf

WELL Case Study pdf

Stove Case Study pdf


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.

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