Sharing The Stage’s initial Policy and Practice seminar on ‘Quality’ threw up as many questions as it sought to answer. From tangible questions around governance to intangible ones about the nature of power, this was a thought-provoking and very honest event.
It became clear as the afternoon unfolded why seminars add so much to the body of work we are trying to amass. In depth the participants talked about what quality means, not just in the final performance but in the quality of the process in terms of inclusivity,
skill-building and relationships. In this document we include Chrissie Tiller’s thoughtful summary of what was debated and discussed at the seminar in June 2016.
We also include her briefing note ‘Some Thoughts Around Quality’ which we circulated to the participants before the seminar. This piece was a short literature review of the work on quality in the participatory arts sphere, and gave our participants a grounding in the research to read before attending.Sharing the Stage - Policy and Practice: Quality