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Study investigates how arts can help the homeless

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A review into how arts organisations can connect with homeless people has been launched in Scotland.

With One Voice, an international movement that aims to link arts and homelessness organisations, has launched an online survey to be filled out by individuals, practitioners and companies related to either sector.

Information will also be collected through one-to-one interviews and a consultation event held with Creative Scotland, Edinburgh University and the Scottish government in autumn this year.

The review will be completed in October 2017 and the findings revealed in 2018.

With One Voice will also feed these findings into the global review of Cultural Spaces and Homelessness Strategy, which seeks to enable arts venues, museums, galleries and libraries to share practice and create a tool kit for working with homeless people.

In the UK, some theatre organisations known for their work with homeless people include Cardboard Citizens and Streetwise Opera.

 

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