Marcelo’s practice is developed through sector development of social art practice and other forms of creative social engagement in cultural production. He builds support and exchange systems for communities, creative practitioners, art workers, and scholars working in and invested in cultural democracy. He co-founded Social Art Network, a UK wide association of creative professionals dedicated to socially-engaged work. He co-convened the Social Art Summit, the first national UK review of socially engaged practice. He is a creative consultant on Axisweb’s Social Artery and Social Art Library (SOAL) two new online platforms dedicated to building legacy around social practice and Leads on Social Art For Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SAFEDI) AHRC fellowship with Manchester Metropolitan University producing research findings around arts access and arts policy. He is Artistic Director of Applied Live Art Studio (ALAS) a social art practice studio and runs Camus Live Art Consulting, providing strategy, evaluation, and corporate design for participatory arts organisations.
Project partners have included Museum of London, Freedom Festival, IN SITU European Outdoor Arts network, Tate London, Artangel and People United.