Participatory arts and music

© Rigel Klingman

Participatory arts and music see the audience as part of the creative process, allowing them to contribute to the development of the artistic work.

Theatre of the Oppressed is one of the most famous participatory art forms, where the audience is invited to act in the play, ad lib lines, or to direct the actors. Music workshops where the audience bring their own instruments or are given them and asked to join in are examples of participatory music making.