We want Excavate to stimulate debate. About art, community, and politics. We want to encourage people to come together to argue and to think about how this type of work can have any real meaningful impact. We don’t want to be complacent. We don’t want to assume anything. We want to be provocative. We want our projects to be action research projects. We want to learn.
Over the next few months we will investigate ways to open up this process to those who want to join in with this dialogue.
Andy Barrett is also currently investigating how the role of the writer functions within community theatre; an investigation that has obvious questions around issues of ownership and power which are key to the community arts tradition. His blog can be found here.