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BEGIN - Motivation

Resources about community engagement, why it's gaining increasing importance with examples from the arts and other sectors. 

While not specifically about arts engagement, the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement has a wealth of resources on its website about community engagement that are very useful for anyone wanting to explore why it's important and how to achieve it.
 
Arts Based Community Development:  Mapping the Terrain by William Cleveland
 
Building Worlds Together:  The Many Functions and Forms of Arts and Community Development by Lyz Crane
 
Research papers on the social and health benefits of the arts for people and communities
 
Theatres must look beyond their regular audiences and to society itself
 
Theatres should be the new town squares, not monasteries
 
Deepening Community - The Village of Delburne
 
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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?

Megan English - Community Engagement with dance

Why?

Ronnie Brown - Oakville Centre

Why?

cj fleury

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