This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of collaboration to participation, management of collective input, and wider repercussions of the ways that projects are instigated, negotiated and funded. The book contributes to ongoing debates on ethics/aesthetics for art initiatives where process, product and social relations are integral to the mix, and addresses issues of practical functionality in relation to social outcome.

chapter |8 pages


part 1|66 pages

Contexts and Case Studies

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 2|15 pages


chapter 3|15 pages


chapter 4|21 pages

The New Millennium

chapter 5|3 pages

In Hindsight

part 2|70 pages


chapter 6|22 pages

Process and Product

chapter 7|34 pages

Themes and Issues

chapter 8|12 pages

Situating the Practice