Your People: Planning a Participatory Project

When setting up a project you want to think carefully about who is involved and what forms of engagement your team, partners, funders, influencers and your participants will have. But the very first step is to figure out what you want to do. Can you describe your project in a few lines? What kind of “contribution” will your research or research-creation make and for whom? Which research, media, artistic, or political “conversations” are you entering? Do you want to enter, extend, change the terms or the rules of the conversation? How are you financing the project?

The following diagram is a visualization of this process. Select a category on the right of the circle below to dig deeper and explore more prompts, questions, and stories designed to streamline your process.