"If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself. Something to repair tears in your community. Something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.”
― Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Democracy, what it means and where it's headed, is the hot topic this autumn. While America braces for an era-defining election and administrations across the world strain under the weight of COVID-19's reign of terror, the cultural sector continues to be hard hit. In this climate, working towards Cultural Democracy - finding a more meaningful role in our communities; being more inclusive in our approach - has never been more pressing, or more challenging. Becoming more democratic lives or dies by our willingness and ability to work in a people-centred way. In recent years, a crucial focus of our work at The Audience Agency has been to explore and enable a more people-centred approach. Find out more about the nuts, bolts and benefits of working “with not for” your community. It just might be the silver lining of the COVID-19 cloud.