Author(s): Cleveland, William
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2016

In this case study, Bill Cleveland offers an engaging in-depth excavation of the genesis, planning, and implementation of Creative CityMaking, a collaboration between the City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts aimed at integrating creative thinking, strategies, and processes into the operations of city departments. Detailed stories of the five collaborative projects at the heart of Creative CityMaking along with outcomes and learning from the first phase provide an illuminating and instructive look at how collaboration between artists and municipal government can achieve

Author(s): Lewis, Ferdinand
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

This is one of a series of Animating Democracy papers looking at different segments of the arts-for-change field.

Author(s): Burnham, Linda Frye
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2011

In this paper, long-time community arts chronicler Linda Frye Burnham offers snapshots of selected projects that help capture the range of community arts projects and programs today. They are led by veteran and up-and-coming artists and cultural organizations; new forms of interdisciplinary collectives; and collaborations between arts and community agencies

Author(s): Korza, Pam and Shaffer Bacon, Barbara
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2005

Dialogue in Artistic Practice explores the work of three exemplary artist companies. Case studies examine the Animating Democracy projects implemented by these companies, as well as their long traditions of community engagement, to highlight how dialogue is inherently a part of their artistic practice. Through a form that alternates dance performance and dialogue, Urban Bush Women’s Hair Parties Project taps personal experiences to generate dialogue about the politics of hair within the African-American community and to examine deeper issues of race, class, and

Author(s): Korza, Pam and Schaffer Bacon, Barbara
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2005

Cultural Perspectives in Civic Dialogue shares the efforts of cultural organizers who are skilled in working deeply within and across cultures to understand important cultural considerations in arts-based civic dialogue work. Their endeavors illuminate how cultural norms mediate public space and participation, as well as how the choices regarding art forms and dialogue approaches can support or discourage civic participation of various cultural groups. In the King Kamehameha I Statue Conservation Project, rural Hawai’ian residents deliberated how best to conserve a

Author(s): Korza, Pam and Shaffer Bacon, Barbara
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2005

History as Catalyst for Civic Dialogue offers an inside look at three compelling projects that mined hidden, forgotten, or suppressed histories of slavery and lynching in the United States in order to stimulate meaningful dialogue about persistent issues of race and marginalization. The Slave Galleries Restoration Project at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church (implemented with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum) engaged neighborhood residents in dialogue about issues of marginalization in Manhattan’s Lower East Side by tapping the power of the church’s

Author(s): Korza, Pam and Shaffer Bacon, Barbara
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2005

Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism examines the role of dialogue in the work of cultural organizations oriented toward civic action and activism. Four very different activist endeavors offer insights into dialogue that is integrated within cultural activity as a means of educating and organizing, dialogue as a means to explore different perspectives among people who hold a common goal or position, and dialogue as a necessary precursor to decision-making or action. Through a long-term residency by Sojourn Theatre, the Council for the Arts of Greater Lima’s (Ohio) Allen County

Author(s): Bloch, Max
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 1988

Corporate social responsibility therefore is perceived by Berman as an effort in part to perpetuate broadly accepted values and mores. When the objective conflicts with the sometimes disturbing, even socially unacceptable values reflected in a work of art, a curious tension results. Most of the time, nobody notices, or at least little attention is paid in public. Perhaps few people really care what a work is saying. Or, as is possible in the case of Major Barbara, the passage of time has rendered the work safe for modern audiences. To the corporate sponsor, such audiences are seen as

Author(s): Chew, Ron
Date of Publication: 2009

Amid changing demographics, a new political climate, technological advances, and globalization, small and mid-sized community-based arts organizations offer artistic excellence and innovation, astute leadership connected to community needs, and important institutional and engagement models for the arts field. As value-based organizations, they are purposeful and have a sustained commitment to fundamental values related to cultural responsibility, ethical practices, and respectful relationships. Attuned to significantly changing demographics, they honor both cultural legacies and future

Author(s): The Opportunity Agenda
Date of Publication: July 2010

In fall 2009, The Opportunity Agenda launched an Immigration Arts and Culture Initiative with the goal of fostering arts, culture, and media activities that promote the inclusion, integration, and human rights of immigrants in the United States. As part of the initiative, this research study was conducted to identify examples of arts, culture, and media projects that effectively move hearts and minds, break down prejudice, inspire community engagement, and, in the long term, encourage public support for the fair treatment and inclusion of immigrants in American society. The study draws out