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Cultural Perspectives in Civic Dialogue
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
This book 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.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Critical Perspectives
Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue
Caron Atlas, Pam Korza
Critical Perspectives is a collection of essays that explore art, civic dialogue, and reflective critical writing. The essays focus on three compelling projects that employed the unique capacities of theater, visual art, and historic preservation.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture
Findings from Animating Democracy
Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Andrea Assaf
Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture explores the power of the arts and humanities to foster civic engagement and demonstrates how arts and humanities organizations can be vital civic and cultural institutions.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism examines the role of dialogue in the work of cultural organizations oriented toward civic action and activism.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts, 2nd Edition
Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
Keith Knight, Mat Schwarzman
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change.



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Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts
Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
Keith Knight, Mat Schwarzman
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change.

Erica Kohl - CommunityArtsNetwork

"Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts" is a rich combination of life stories, curriculum ideas and insights about the importance of nurturing creativity to confront the difficult circumstances many people find themselves living in these days. Cartoonist Keith Knight (The "K" Chronicles" and "(th)ink”) and author Mat Schwarzman (Crossroads Project for Art, Learning and Community of New Orleans) crisscross the country profiling ten community-based arts projects that encourage people with... cont'd



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Museums and Civic Dialogue
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
Case studies in this book examine approaches to curatorial practice, interpretation, and education prompted by civic intent; institutional challenges and changes in practice that occurred in doing this work; and the critical importance of partnerships.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Art in Other Places
Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions
William Cleveland
Art in Other Places profiles 29 institutional and community arts programs across the United States that have pioneered the field of arts-based community building.

Frances Phillips, Walter and Elise Haas Fund - Grantmakers in the Arts Reader: Volume 11, No. 2, Fall 2000

Art in Other Places grew out of a 1986 meeting held at the University of California at Los Angeles among artists and community activists from around the United States. At that point, some of them had been working for twenty or more years as artists in social institutions – senior centers, hospitals, prisons, mental health facilities, youth centers – or in low-income communities. Author William Cleveland writes of that gathering's importance to him (then director of the ArtReach Program in... cont'd



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Arts for Change
Teaching Outside the Frame
Beverly Naidus
Beverly Naidus shares her passion and strategies for teaching socially engaged art, offering, as well, a short history of the field and the candid views of more than thirty colleagues.



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Art and Upheaval
Artists on the World's Frontlines
William Cleveland
Author William Cleveland tells remarkable stories from Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, about artists who resolve conflict and heal unspeakable trauma.



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