We’re pleased to announce Tactics for the Tightrope by Mark Robinson.
Published on Friday 23 July 2021, the book is for arts professionals, freelance workers, artists, board members and anyone who would like to learn how best to connect, collaborate and multiply the voices of creative communities.
Part manifesto, part toolkit, Tactics for the Tightrope provides analysis, examples and practical exercises to help readers find their own way to navigate the tightrope of the cultural sector.
Responding to contemporary challenges, Robinson draws on years of research and work with cultural organisations to show how creative resilience can be a process of resistance. Contained within its pages are several tools and tactics to help anyone assess resilience and resistance within and beyond the cultural sector.
Co-leads of the Future Arts Centres network Gavin Barlow (Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the Albany) and Annabel Turpin (Chief Executive & Artistic Director of ARC Stockton) said:
“After a very difficult period for cultural organisations, now feels like a vital moment to examine how the sector can re-emerge stronger and better equipped to manage change. Being part of a national network such as Future Arts Centres, we know that collaboration is essential to successfully navigate this tightrope and Mark’s fresh take on resilience captures this brilliantly.”
Author Mark Robinson said:
“Future Arts Centres is a great example of a network that strengthens the creative reach and resilience of the ecosystem by providing ideas and practical tools – so it was a natural home for a book full of those things. As we move from hurt to hope, I hope it will equip and inspire people to find new and better ways of working in their creative practice and their creative communities.”
Mark Robinson is the founder of Thinking Practice, through which he writes, facilitates, coaches, advises and avoids a job title.
Order your copy of Tactics for the Tightrope here.