The Future of Gallery/Youth Organisation Partnerships
This chapter asks whether the youth and gallery sectors could work towards building a permanent co-working ‘field’, beyond the limited scope of short-term funded projects. Systemic issues in both sectors are identified to illustrate the scale of the challenge involved in creating radical change. Despite these obstacles, this chapter offers practical ideas for supporting long-term, integrated practice across galleries and youth organisations. These ideas focus on building intelligibility around partnership, generating mutual respect for practice and exploring the capacity for sustainable civic initiatives that draw on the ethos and principles of community development work. This chapter argues that more strategic regional and national relationships between the youth and gallery sectors can ultimately preserve the core values and practices of creative, open access youth work.
KeywordsPartnership Galleries Youth organisations Community development
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