The journey The travel log of a participatory arts activity to create these principles started with a big discussion in Carmarthen. We asked lots of questions - what does ‘ quality The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something ’ mean when you are creating work with people Who is involved in the project or programme ? How do we know when we see / feel / hear quality? What do we need to do to ensure quality? We didn’t really have a framework to help us structure our conversation.
Arts Council of Wales asked us to create The ArtWorks Cymru quality principles to move the conversation on. They will give you a way to talk about quality that can be used by everyone who is making participatory arts Any arts projects or programmes for non-professional participants led or facilitated by professional artists . We expect artists and arts organisations to be the main stakeholder Anyone who has an interest or concern in a participatory arts project or programme that use the quality principles, but we hope you will share them with your partners and use them in practice. They are designed to help you think about how to make the good work you do even better, to show the value of this practice, and to make sure participant The person taking part in a participatory arts activity s get the best experiences possible.
If you would like to tell us about your experience of using the principles, please contact us and send us a case study. We’re all in this together!
How to use this resource
The ArtWorks Cymru Quality Principles are grouped into three areas - intention What the project or programme intends to deliver , activity What happens in the project or programme and people Who is involved in the project or programme . Please hover to view the principle area and click for more detail.