Models of Validation

Developing a new online validation system directly benefiting artists who have a socially engaged practice as well as the communities and commissioners they work with. 

'Models of Validation' is a two-year knowledge transfer partnership between Axisweb and Manchester Metropolitan University. The aim of this action-research project is to agree principles of validation as the basis for an online platform, which will be made in direct consultation with artists who have a socially engaged practice. The platform will be hosted by Axisweb, and aim to engage, connect and facilitate conversations between the stakeholders involved in socially engaged projects - these include but are not limited to artists, commissioners, community groups, funders, local councils, NGOs, academics and researchers. Use the page to find out about us, keep updated and utilise some of the resources we are developing as the project progresses. 

If you'd like to know more about the project please contact our Arts Research and Development Coordinator Lucy Wright [email protected]