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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

Community Engagement Resources from Doug Borwick

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

Nurturing Local Culture: Stories from Creative People and Places

The following is a summary of key learnings and resources from a virtual con

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


The Ontario Shebang


The House Concert - Cultural Diversity


Why - community engagement with youth and community Choreographer Keira Martin

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