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Irvine Foundation: What We're Learning About Community Engagement

This page contains a growing list of research and reports on arts engagement from the California-based James Irvine Insitute, including:

  • The Engagement Revolution: A Study of Strategic Organizational Transformation in 10 California Arts Nonprofits
  • Hearts and Minds: The Arts and Civic Engagement
  • Why "Where" Because "Who": Arts Venues, Spaces, and Tradition
  • and more

Hearts and Minds: The Arts and Civic Engagement

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Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

Doug Borwick is a US-based artist, arts administrator, and leading advocate for community engagement in the arts.

Turning Engagement Patterns Upside Down


Power Up

"This think-piece by Chrissie Tiller unearths and explores some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power, drawing on thinking

Shared Decision-Making

This toolkit offers tips, tools, and case studies from Creative People and Places projects.


Heritage Engagement


Ronnie Brown - Oakville Centre


Megan English - Community Engagement with dance

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