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Participatory Arts London (PAL)

PAL is a collective voice for people that design, produce and facilitate participatory arts in London. Reflecting on our practice; pursuing peer-to-peer learning. 

LEAN is proud to be a member of PAL. 

Posted: 08/03/2022

Category:Other Networks and Support Organisations

Participatory Arts London

Representing ourselves, reflecting on our practice and safeguarding the diversity of London’s cultural offer.

  • PAL invites anyone working in Participatory Arts to join our conversation.
  • Our focus is participatory arts with young people.
  • We currently meet every three months, visiting each other’s work in between to learn from each other, reflect on our own practice and build new partnerships across the sector and across art-forms.

Due to PAL’s origins (developed from the Independent Theatre Council’s Education Managers’ Forum), the majority of PAL members are from the performing arts. BUT this network is for all art forms and we are very keen for those from other art forms to join the conversation!

Find out more about PAL and our upcoming meetings here and follow us on Twitter here



PAL Freelancers’ Network

We also coordinate a PAL Freelancers’ Network and offer marketplace events at the end of the autumn and the summer terms to enable freelancers to meet participatory arts organisations for whom they might want to work.

The aim of the Freelancers’ Network is to run independently and we encourage freelance artists to get in touch if they would like to coordinate the network, organise the marketplace events or organise smaller skills sharing sessions.


To join the Freelancers’ Network, please contact

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