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BEGIN - Building Relationships

A critical component of undertaking community engagement initiatives is the ability to make quality relationships with all your partners, collaborators and community participants.

Pluralism and Diversity
Irvine Foundation - Making Meaningful Connections
This report offers an initial framework of key organizational characteristics for cultural institutions that are genuinely engaging participants who reflect their communities' changing demographics.
 
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) - a website that provides comprehensive resources on the arts and curatorial perspectives through the lens of pluralism 
 
 
Exploring Engagement Toolkit - A toolkit on how to engage diverse Californians in community engagement activities
 
Partnerships
Community Planning Toolkit - Working Together
This toolkit focuses on how Community and Voluntary Sectors can work with an influence other sectors in effective ways. It looks at working within Community Planning structures and the wider context; building supportive alliances; and advocacy and lobbying for change. 
 
Four Critical elements in building relationships in Community Engagement
 
Accessibility
 
Deaf Artists & Theatre Toolkit (DAAT) - A very detailed resource for working with Deaf theatre artists and the Deaf community and audiences. Co-created by the Deaf Culture Centre and Cahoots Theatre 
 
Picasso PRO - an online resource of Deaf, disability and inclusive art practices
 
An initial list of Indigenous resources to assist presenters to build relationships with Indigenous artists and communities
 
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
 
Indigenous Protocols for Artists- useful resources from Ontario Arts Council http://ofsys.com/T/OFSYS/SM2/262/2/S/F/1029/2319684/9XbqfFox.html
 
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 
Apihtawikosisan - The Dos, Don'ts, Maybes & I Don't Knows of Cultural Appropriation
 
Discussion Paper on Protocols for Canadian Public Art Funders by Jane Anderson & Gregory Younging:
 
An Australian perspective on building healthy partnerships between mainstream and indigenous organizations
 
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ALL-ROUND INFORMATION

General resources on community engagement
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TRANSFORM

Resources about the outcomes of community engagement projects - the impact or changes on presenters, artists, participants, communities.
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SHARE

Resources on documentation and evaluation of community engagement projects.
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ACT - Communicate & Connect

Articles and resources to help you plan community engagement projects along with tools for communicating and connecting with your community.

Why?

The Move Collective
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North Yorkshire Youth Dance Connecting with local environments
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Why?

Ronnie Brown - Oakville Centre

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