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A Restless Art - Thinking About Participatory Art

The project A Restless Art, led by François Matarasso and supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in London and Lisbon, aims to explore participatory art and focuses mainly on the ideas that make community art an important - if still underestimated - development in the late 20th century art. François Matarasso has worked in community arts since 1981 as artist, producer, researcher, writer and trainer. He has published influential work on the social outcomes of participation in the arts, and on the history, theory and practice of community art. He works freelance with arts organisations, foundations and public bodies, and has experience of community-based cultural work in about 40 countries. As part of his current work, A Restless Art, three case studies of participatory art projects are published on the project's website:

François Matarasso's latest book, A Restless Art, will be published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in English and Portuguese in November 2018. The project has its own website, which continues to grow with resources and documentation on the subject.

For more information, please visit arestlessart.com