Episode 030

Field Community Art









Stephen Pritchard has practised as a community artist, a researcher, writer, art historian, academic, activist and film maker for many years. A few months ago we learned that he had begun the process of establishing a new group, Field Community Art, which he intended to operate as an international collective.

In this episode Owen Kelly talks with Stephen Pritchard about his intentions. They discuss some background and history and talk about what a community art group might do now and in the future. They discuss the difference between “community art” and “community arts”.

Stephen reveals some of his plans. He talks about the challenges of working both locally and internationally through the lens of a decentralised collective. He looks at the reasons for embarking upon this initiative and promises that all will become clear by the end of the year.