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We make the road by walking

16th May 2024

In the first of our series of articles with sector journal Arts Professional, our long term Heart Glass collaborator Chrissie Tiller reflects on her journey with us and how, by building deeper relationships with communities, the arts can create fairer futures.

You can read an extract from Chrissie's text below, or read the full version on Arts Professional.

I first came across Heart of Glass in 2014. We were part of a group that had come together in Scotland to do some deep digging into the field of collaborative and social arts practice, and to think how best to support artists wanting to work in this way.

Ten years later, it is a privilege to be still working with an organisation as committed to having those deep conversations about practice as to producing work that excites, challenges and inspires the communities it works with.

Heart of Glass celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. What began as little more than a successful Arts Council England funding application, housed in a corner of St Helens Rugby Club, has extended its Creative People and Places (CPP) programme into neighbouring Knowsley, and is now a nationally focused NPO for collaborative and social arts practice.

Read the full article.

Find out more about Chrissie.