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User and beneficiary representation on management boards

User and beneficiary representation on management boards. One example is Room 13, which started in Scotland in 1994 when a group of students set up their own visual arts studio. The students work with an artist in residence learning and experimenting with new ideas and approaches. The students are responsible for running the studio and raising funds. In this way, it combines creative freedom, business practice and collaborative learning. The idea has spread and there are now Room 13 studios in Mexico, Nepal, Austria, South Africa, USA, Turkey, Holland, China and Canada. Room 13 artists have exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, at the National Gallery in Edinburgh, organised trips to India and Everest Base Camp. There is an annual International Summer School.