POWER UP (the complexities and challenges of sharing power)
“Power Up” is a think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking from Creative People and Places (CPP) directors, community managers and other team members, artists and project critical friends.
Some of the big questions that underpin many collaborative practices are unpicked: power, reciprocity, cultural capital, participation, values, ethics, collaboration, and politics. Throughout are contextual reminders and cautionary notes to think about when aiming for truly participatory relationships in the arts.
For a practical companion piece to Power Up, see CPP’s Shared Decision-Making Toolkit. Also, read their joint foreword to Power Up and the Shared Decision-Making Toolkit