Rules of the Road

The Open Road Manifesto

“Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community.”
Article 27, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

At Open Road we:

  • Believe everyone has the right to have their voice heard and their story listened to.
  • Believe in the power of telling the stories of our lives, our times, our histories and our hopes for the future.
  • Believe in the potential of creative work to change lives.
  • Believe in pushing boundaries and working across sectors and disciplines.
  • Believe there is more that unites than divides.
  • Believe in working in partnership with people and organisations who travel in the same direction as us.
  • Believe in internal journeys of discovery as well as external ones.
  • Believe in letting the past, present and possible futures guide us.
  • Believe the journey never ends.